Etiology

Common "Bugs"......

Gram Neg.

E. Coli

H. Influenza

Gonorrhea

Pseudomonas

Gram Pos.

Group B Strep

Staph Aureus

Staph Epi

 

 

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

 

Early Onset sepsis is a virulent multisystem illness
Usually associated with events surrounding pregnancy and delivery

 

Late Onset sepsis occurs after the 1st week of life and carries a high morbidity 
New research suggests late onset sepsis may be better defined as occurring 48 hours after birth
Late onset is also referred to as a nosocomial infection

 

Lets look at each of these individually...............

 

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