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Staphylococcal sepsis in UK neonatal units

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The incidence of neonatal sepsis in developed countries is about 6–9 per 1000 live births. In the UK, it is 8 per 1000 live births. The two most common causes of late onset neonatal sepsis in higher income countries are first coagulase-negative staphylococci and second Staphylococcus aureus. A report from the UK neonatal infection surveillance network suggests that an antistaphylococcal antibiotic should be included …

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