|Although a virus: Congenital Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can be a significant—even lethal—cause of septic shock presenting immediately after birth|
|When the sepsis occurred can help to determine the etiology and what “bug” is most suspect|
|Generally neonatal sepsis is referred to as either Early Onset sepsis or Late Onset sepsis|
Onset sepsis is a virulent multisystem illness
Onset sepsis occurs after the 1st week
of life and carries a high morbidity
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