Q. What is the main reason for sepsis in a newborn?

Answered by
Dr. Deepak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 25, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 26, 2019

Hello doctor,

What is the main reason for sepsis to occur in a newborn? Will parents be the reason?

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Paediatrics
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Hi,

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  • Sepsis means systemic infection of body in babies.
  • There are many causes like meconium aspiration during delivery, infection from the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) where the baby is kept, infection from any person who handles the baby, etc.

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