What supportive care measures are used in the treatments of chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Supportive care of the septic neonate may include the following:

  • Warmth, monitoring of vital signs

  • Preparedness to perform a full resuscitation, including intubation, providing positive-pressure ventilation

  • Treatment of hypovolemia, shock, and respiratory and/or metabolic acidosis

  • Surfactant replacement therapy

  • Glucose homeostasis

  • Assessment and treatment of thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy, if present


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