Neonatal Sepsis: Early vs Late Onset

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Which type of sepsis occurs in newborns 7 days or older?

Late-onset sepsis

What is a potential site of bacterial infection within the uterus?

Fetal membranes

Which factor is a risk for early onset sepsis?

Maternal fever

How can infection occur in newborns via the birth canal?

Colonization of mucosal surfaces during passage

What is the most common age range for late-onset sepsis in newborns?

< 7 days old

Test your knowledge on neonatal sepsis and the differences between early-onset and late-onset infections. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and management of this serious condition.

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