Sepsis In Newborns is a severe blood infection affecting infants, caused by bacteria known as E Coli, Listeria & Group B streptococcus. The herpes simplex virus also is a common cause of this disease which gets transmitted through the newly infected mother. Premature delivery, water breakage before 18 hours of delivery, infection in placenta tissues and amniotic fluid, etc. poses a greater risk of infant getting affected during delivery. Some of the symptoms caused are change in body temperature, seizures, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, yellowing of skin & eyes, vomiting, etc.
HOW IS SEPSIS IN NEWBORNS DIAGNOSED?
A paediatric specialist will ask for blood tests urine test and lumbar puncture test to diagnose the condition as physical examination can give vague results. X-rays also help with further investigation.
HOW IS SEPSIS IN NEWBORNS TREATED?
Sepsis, or even suspected cases of sepsis, will be treated in the hospital, where doctors can closely watch the child and administer antibiotics intravenously.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though obese people tend to have this issue, those who lost excessive weight with dieting would also suffer from loose skin problems.