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Definition of Sepsis, neonatal

Sepsis, neonatal: A serious blood bacterial infection in an infant less than 4 weeks of age. Babies with sepsis may be listless, overly sleepy, floppy, weak, and very pale. Treatment involves urgent administration of antibiotics and intravenous fluids.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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