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infants from birth to 3 months of age

SEPSIS project: a protocol for studying biomarkers of neonatal sepsis and immune responses of infants in a malaria-endemic region

July 29, 2020 - 10:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fievet N, Ezinmegnon S, Tissieres P, et al.
Reference: 
BMJ Open. 2020 Jul 23;10(7):e036905

Neonatal sepsis outreaches all causes of neonatal mortality worldwide and remains a major societal burden in low and middle income countries. In addition to limited resources, endemic morbidities, such as malaria and prematurity, predispose neonates and infants to invasive infection by altering neonatal immune response to pathogens. Nevertheless, thoughtful epidemiological, diagnostic and immunological evaluation of neonatal sepsis and the impact of gestational malaria have never been performed.

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