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Although mortality in children younger than 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa has declined by 58% since 1990, neonatal deaths (in infants younger than 28 days) represent an increasing proportion, currently at 37%.1–3 Infection remains the third most important cause overall, and the leading cause of late neonatal deaths is hospital-acquired sepsis.1,4 It is within this context that, in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Uduak Okomo and colleagues reviewed the causes of severe bacterial infections (bloodstream infection and meningitis) and the antimicrobial resistance profile of the causative pathogens among neonates in sub-Saharan Africa.NEXT ARTICLE
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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Sepsis, septicaemia and blood poisoning
Septicaemia (another name for blood poisoning) refers to a bacterial infection of the blood, whereas sepsis can also be caused by viral or fungal infections. Sepsis is not just limited to the blood and can affect the whole body, including the organ...