International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part M (2015)
Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Septicemia
Sohail S Khan, M Musaddiq
Septicemia in neonates refers to generalized bacterial infection documented by positive blood culture in the first four weeks of life and is one of the four leading causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity in India, so the study is carried out by taking 175 neonates blood samples which were proceed by blood culture and sepsis screening for early diagnosis by hematological test, total 103 samples were found to be blood culture positive and in the screening of proven cases abnormal values were seen in Total leukocyte count 78 (75.7%), Neutrophils count 79 (76.6%), Hemoglobin level 48 (46.6%), Platelet count 38 (36.8%) positive C‑reactive protein was seen in 92 (89.3%), rise ESR level 25 (34.7%). The results showed that abnormal TLC count, Neutrophil count and positive CRP were significant for early diagnosis of neonatal septicemia.
How to cite this article:
Sohail S Khan, M Musaddiq. Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Septicemia. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(11): 889-891.