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J Korean Soc Neonatol. August;19(3):115-120.
Published online 2012 December 24   doi: https://doi.org/10.5385/jksn.2012.19.3.115
Copyright ⓒ 2012 The Korean Society of Neonatology Neonatal Medicine
Epidemiology of Early and Late Onset Neonatal Sepsis
Su Eun Park, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea
Corresponding Author: Su Eun Park, M.D. , Tel: +82-55-360-3155 , Fax: +82-55-360-2181 , Email: pse0731@hanmail.net
Sepsis is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the neonates. This article reviews the studies which analyzed the causative pathogens of neonatal sepsis in Korea. The changes of bacterial pathogens in other countries are reviewed. This review also introduces the recent updates of preventive and immunotherapy in neonatal sepsis. Coagulase negative staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus were the most commonly isolated organisms in the early and late onset neonatal sepsis in Korea. Group B streptococcus was a rare cause of the early onset disease in Korea. To obtain a more accurate data, prospective nationwide surveillance will be warranted.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Sepsis, Neonate
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