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Question :
Posted On : 21 Nov 2017
is only fever in first few days after birth could be consider as a criteria for septic screening
Expert Answer :
FEVER is generally NOT the usual sign of sepsis in the first few days after birth. Babies generally are off colour, sometimes hypothermic, refusal of feeds are other common signs of sepsis along with PROM and other high risk factors for sepsis.
Answer Discussion :
Sam Makady
3 years ago
Rehmat khan
3 years ago
Victor barrios
yes it is a risk factor
3 years ago
Cabdiqaadir Mohamed
Yes you can consider for sepsis and also u check out all the prenatal infections until approved otherwise
3 years ago
Benjamin antwi
yes it is considered enough reason for a screen.
3 years ago

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