Frequency of maternal risk factors in diagnosed cases of early neonatal sepsis.

  • Faraz Ahmed Indus Medical College and Hospital, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad.
  • Mohsin Ali Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.
  • Hussan Ali Sarwar Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.
  • Miqdad Haider Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.
  • Muhammad Bilal Safdar University of Lahore.
  • Shehla Usman Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.
Keywords: Early Neonatal Sepsis, Maternal Risk Factors, Meconium Stained Liquor, PROM, Preterm Delivery

Abstract

One of the major and important but preventable causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality is Neonatal sepsis. Objectives: To determine the frequency of maternal risk factors in diagnosed cases of early neonatal sepsis. Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. Setting: Nursery, Department of Children Hospital and the institute of child health, Lahore. Period: 15-01-2016 to 15-07-2016. Material and Methods: After approval from hospital ethical committee, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, 250 patients were enrolled in the study from nursery department of children hospital, Lahore. Maternal risk factors i.e. PROM, meconium stained liquor and preterm delivery were recorded along with the demographic information of each case. Results: In our study, out of 250 cases, cases between 1-2 days were 64.8% (n=162) while cases between 3 days of life were 35.2% (n=88), mean+sd was resulted as 2.17+0.69 days. Frequency of maternal risk factors in diagnosed cases of early neonatal sepsis was turned out as 64.8% (n=162) PROM, 29.6% (n=74) meconium stained liquor and preterm delivery was resulted in 21.2% (n=53). Conclusion: The leading maternal risk factor is PROM followed by meconium stained liquor and preterm delivery in diagnosed cases of early neonatal sepsis.

Author Biographies

Faraz Ahmed, Indus Medical College and Hospital, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad.

MBBS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatric

 

Mohsin Ali, Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatric

 

Hussan Ali Sarwar, Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatric

 

Miqdad Haider, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.

MD, PGR, FCPS

Post Graduate Resident

Department of Medicine

 

Muhammad Bilal Safdar, University of Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatric

 

Shehla Usman, Avicenna Medical College and Hospital, Lahore.
  1. MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatric

 

Published
2019-12-10