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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170-171

Neonatal sepsis with atypical presentations

Department of Neonatology, Sher- I - Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Javeed Iqbal Bhat
Department of Neonatology, Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar - 190 010, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.140409

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Sepsis in neonatal intensive care units throws formidable challenges in homoeostasis, be in metabolic, nutritional or hematological. Newborn sepsis results in considerable morbidity and mortality among neonates. Due to inability on part of the neonate to develop adequate inflammatory response to localize the infection they commonly develop disseminated systemic infection, pneumonia and/or meningitis. We have described 4 cases of neonatal sepsis with localization at unusual sites. Our first case presented as a Fournier's gangrene, an infective necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital or perianal regions. We also present a very rare entity of acute digital gangrene in a newborn baby as a sole manifestation of neonatal septicemia.

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