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Maternal and early onset neonatal bacterial sepsis: burden and strategies for prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.

Abstract:

Maternal and child health are high priorities for international development. Through a Review of published work, we show substantial gaps in current knowledge on incidence (cases per live births), aetiology, and risk factors for both maternal and early onset neonatal bacterial sepsis in sub-Saharan Africa. Although existing published data suggest that sepsis causes about 10% of all maternal deaths and 26% of neonatal deaths, these are likely to be considerable underestimates because of method...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Mwaniki, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Pages:
428-438
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:082fd60c-67be-4dce-bc99-000eadef97eb
Source identifiers:
66805
Local pid:
pubs:66805

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