Report covers treatment of apparent cases of septis in newborns

Early-onset sepsis remains a common diagnosis in the NICU and presents challenges for clinicians, according to a new clinical report on managing suspected cases of the condition. The report, published in Pediatrics, said major issues are identifying high-risk neonates and starting treatment; determining which infants do not require treatment; and ending antimicrobial therapy after sepsis is found to be unlikely.

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