infectious disease in neonates

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Broadly, infectious disease in neonates can be divided into congenitally acquired infections, and those acquired in the neonatal period. The distinction blurs however, and many organisms which are aquired in the intrauterine environment have a primary aggressive course and so might be better considered as neonatal sepsis rather than congenital infections - the latter implying a slower course.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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