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Invasive bacterial infections in neonates and young infants born outside hospital admitted to a rural hospital in Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: Bacterial sepsis is thought to be a major cause of young infant deaths in low-income countries, but there are few precise estimates of its burden or causes. We studied invasive bacterial infections (IBIs) in young infants, born at home or in first-level health units ("outborn") who were admitted to a Kenyan rural district hospital during an 8-year period. METHODS: Clinical and microbiologic data, from admission blood cultures and cerebrospinal fluid cultures on all outborn infant...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
10
Pages:
945-949
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1532-0987
ISSN:
0891-3668
URN:
uuid:35d8d3b1-ea3d-4b2e-9980-4baf7ee8d0b6
Source identifiers:
66510
Local pid:
pubs:66510

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