Neonatal sepsis is a blood infection that strikes newborns less than 3 months old, hence it is also known as sepsis in newborns. It is caused by bacteria like Escherichia coli (E.coli) and streptococcus. It can cause impaired breathing, decrease in blood sugar, reduction in movement and change in body temperature. The treatments are antibiotics and sometimes a medicine called acyclovir is given.
HOW IS SEPSIS IN NEWBORNS DIAGNOSED?
death and disability are complications that can arise from this disorder.