Article Text

PDF
Antibacterial chemotherapy in the newborn

Abstract

The newborn is immunologically immature and at risk of infection. Bacterial infection is usually acquired during or soon after birth, rather than in utero. Preterm and low-birth-weight babies are at special risk; prolonged rupture of the membranes, maternal infection, and difficulties in delivery all increase the risk of infection.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.