volume 99, issue 4, Pe10-e10 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.e10
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C. E. Johnson, J. K. Whitwell, K. Pethe, K. Saxena, D. M. Super

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Objectives. To determine: (1) whether a lumbar puncture (LP) is indicated in asymptomatic fullterm newborns delivered by mothers at risk of intrapartum sepsis; and (2) whether gentamicin improves bacterial coverage for such newborns when used with ampicillin.Design. A retrospective chart review from 1987 through 1993 of all newborns with positive blood and/or cerebrospinal fluid cultures in the first 7 days of life.Methods. Pregnant women were screened in the second trimester for group B streptococc…

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