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Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science
Ibna Sina Trust, Bangladesh
ISSN: 2223-4721
EISSN: 2076-0299
Vol. 1, No. 3, 1994, pp. 5-13
Bioline Code: bd94010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1994, pp. 5-13

 en Clinical Pattern of Neonatal Infections
Islam, M.N.; Hannan, Abdul; Hossain, S. Zahid; Rahman, M.H. & Razzaque, S.A.


Neonatal infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among infants. Clinical pattern of neonatal infection in the neonatal unit of Institute of Post Graduate Medicine & Research (IPGM&R), Dhaka has been reported. Out of total 2160 Neonatal admission from July 1991 to June 1993, 320 (14.8%) cases of neonatal infections were found. Septicemia was the commonest type found in 118 (5.5%) cases. Other infections included umbilical sepsis (4.7%), Skin infections (1.6%), Meningitis (1.2%). Tetanus neonatrum were not included. Out of 320 cases, 20 patients died (6.2%). Preterm low birth weight and birth asphyxia were the common risk factors.

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