Early Neonatal Sepsis: An Etiological Study

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Muhammad Younas
Fazlur Rahim


Early neonatal sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and moratlity among the newborn babies in pakistan. This is prospective study of 46 culture positive newborn babies presented with early neonatal sepsis. It was conducted in the special care baby unit (SCBU) of Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from Decmber 2000 to June 2001. E.coli (25/46), Group B beta - hemolytic streptococcus (6/46), Staphylococcus aureus (05/46) and Enterococci (05/46) were the most common organisms involved in early neonatal sepsis. These organisms were highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics (ampicillin, gentamycin, cefotaxime and tobramycin). Data from surveillance of early onset neonatal sepsis suggests a different microbial spectrum with predominance of gram-netative organisms, many of which are multi-drug resistant.

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Younas M, Rahim F. Early Neonatal Sepsis: An Etiological Study. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];16(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/762
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