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Aetiology of community-acquired neonatal sepsis in low and middle income countries

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-70
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Global Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


99% of the approximate 1 million annual neonatal deaths from life-threatening invasive bacterial infections occur in developing countries, at least 50% of which are from home births or community settings. Data concerning aetiology of sepsis in these settings are necessary to inform targeted therapy and devise management guidelines. This review describes and analyses the bacterial aetiology of community-acquired neonatal sepsis in developing countries.

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