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 Pediatric diagnoses Sepsis in Newborns by performing a blood test, urine test and spinal fluid test to determine the cause of the disease and check for other infections. Often, the doctor also performs MRI, CT scan and ultrasound to get an internal view of the body.
HOW IS SEPSIS IN NEWBORNS TREATED?
Doctors use a number of medications to treat Sepsis in Newborns and large amounts of intravenous fluids are administered to treat this condition.
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.