Neonatal septicaemia in the neonatal care unit, Al-Anbar governorate, Iraq
AbstractNeonatal septicaemia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We studied 118 neonates admitted to the main referral hospital in Al-Anbar with positive blood cultures. The incidence of neonatal septicaemia for babies born at this hospital was 9.2 per 1000 live births, and mortality was 28%. Staphylococcus aureus [39%], Klebsiella pneumoniae [30%] and Escherichia coli [21%] constituted 90% of all isolates. The isolates showed in vitro susceptibility to cefotaxime, chloramphenicol and gentamicin, but resistance to more commonly used antibiotics such as ampicillin and cloxacillin. We recommend initial gentamicin/cefotaxime combined therapy while awaiting culture and sensitivity test results. Our study highlights the importance of understanding the local epidemiology of neonatal septicaemia in formulating a rational antibiotics policy
Al Zwaini, E.J.K. (2002). Neonatal septicaemia in the neonatal care unit, Al-Anbar governorate, Iraq. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 509-514, 2002 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119193
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 509-514, 2002
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