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Question :
Posted On : 02 Nov 2017
IN CASES OF EOS CAN WE START INJ Ampicillin 100 mg, kg, day iv 8 hrly.inj gentamycin 5 mg , kg, day 12 hrly and in ceftrixone 100 mg per kg per day iv OD emperically.when we do no have the culture facility.
Expert Answer :
I guess your EOS - you mean Early Onset Sepsis_? Early onset sepsis - generally there is NO need for Ceftriaxone. Generally Ampicillin 12 hourly is enough for newborns and Gentamicin is spelt wrongly - can be given 5 mgs, kg ONCE daily only and not 12 hourly.
Answer Discussion :
jaap karsten
Yes of course
3 years ago
abhay pota
only ampi genta...n gradually upgrade
3 years ago
kandepi prasada rao
Yes we can
3 years ago

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