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Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

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date: 05 August 2021

This chapter provides a problem-oriented approach to investigation and treatment of early and late onset neonatal bacterial infection, including group B streptococcus, meningitis, urine infection, conjunctivitis, umbilical sepsis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis. In addition, the prevention and management of congenital infection is covered, including hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis, CMV, toxoplasma, rubella, herpes simplex, and chickenpox. Other topics covered are infection control (including MRSA), fungal sepsis, TB, and an overview of immunizations in the first year of life.

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