Enterobacter sepsis in the newborn--a growing problem in Karachi
Paediatrics and Child Health
Enterobacter sepsis is commonly recognized as a hospital-acquired infection in childhood. In a five year prospective surveillance of neonatal sepsis at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, we identified Enterobacter sepsis in 28/292 (10%) cases, with an incidence of 0.7 per thousand births among inborn infants. There was no significant difference in predisposing factors and clinical features between Enterobacter and other infections. Approximately half (47%) of Enterobacter infections presented within 72 h of birth and the associated mortality was 21%. Increasing resistance to commonly used first- and second-line antibiotics over the last five years was noted. Enterobacter infections are emerging as significant pathogens among cases of neonatal sepsis in Karachi.
The Journal of Hospital Infection
Bhutta, Z. A.
(1996). Enterobacter sepsis in the newborn--a growing problem in Karachi. The Journal of Hospital Infection, 34(3), 211-216.
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