When is surgery indicated in the treatment of neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Surgical interventions are infrequently required in early-onset bacterial infections of the neonate. The conditions that may require intervention include epidural or brain abscess, subcutaneous abscesses, infections localized to the pleural space, certain intraabdominal infections (especially if intestinal perforation is present), and bone or joint infections.


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