What are the risk factors for neonatal sepsis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Nathan S Gollehon, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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An awareness of the many risk factors associated with neonatal sepsis prepares the clinician for early identification and effective treatment, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality. Among these risk factors are the following:

  • Maternal group B Streptococcus (GBS) status

  • Prolonged and/or premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)

  • Premature delivery

  • Chorioamnionitis


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