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Definition of Neonatal sepsis

Neonatal sepsis: A bacterial infection of the blood in a neonate, an infant younger than 4 weeks of age. Babies with sepsis may be listless, overly sleepy, floppy, weak, and very pale. Neonatal sepsis is life-threatening.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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