What are the antibiotic protocols for neonatal infection associated with chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Recommendations on the appropriate antibiotic dose can be found in soft-cover neonatology textbooks (ie, Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs or Manual of Neonatal Care) and classic textbooks of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Specific textbooks about antibiotic use in pediatric patients, including neonates (ie, Nelson's Pocketbook of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy), have also been written. For this article, we referred to the Lexicomp Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook, 24th edition. [141] Another source for neonatal drug information is NeoFax, which is no longer available in the print form but is available online through subscription with Micromedex or via an application (app) through a tablet computer or smart phone. The review on antibiotics to treat EOS is not exhaustive.


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