European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 138, Issue 4, pp 331–337 | Cite as

Early diagnosis of septicemia in the newborn

Clinical studies and sepsis score
  • U. Töllner
Original Investigations


Clinical and hematological findings of 83 newborn infants with septicemia were studied retrospectively. Symptoms before, at the beginning and at the peak of septicemia were studied and a score system was created on the basis of clinical and hematological symptoms. In prospective studies, 39 neonates with sepsis, 183 neonates as control group, 42 with amniotic infection, 28 with postasphyxia syndrome and 28 premature babies with cerebral hemorrhage were investigated.

The new sepsis score is helpful for early detection of septicemia and differential diagnosis in newborn infants.

Key words

Neonatal septicemia Hematological findings Clinical symptoms Sepsis score Diagnosis, differential diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Töllner
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for PediatricsUniversity of UlmUlm/DonauFederal Republic of Germany

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