THE CONTRIBUTION OF INFECTIONS TO NEONATAL DEATHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.
Depani, Sarita J. MRCPCH *; Ladhani, Shamez MRCPCH *+; Heath, Paul T. FRCPCH *; Lamagni, Theresa L. PhD +; Johnson, Alan P. PhD +; Pebody, Richard G. FFPHM, PhD +; Ramsay, Mary E. FFPHM +; Sharland, Mike FRCPCH *
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
30(4):345-347, April 2011.
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This study used anonymized death certificate data to determine the contribution of specific infections to neonatal deaths in England and Wales between 2003 and 2005. Infection was recorded in 11% of deaths, with two-thirds occurring in premature neonates. Group B Streptococcus was indicated in 32% of death certificates that specified a bacterial infection and in 11% of all infection-related deaths.
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