What is meningitis at birth?

What is meningitis at birth?2017-02-23T14:10:03+00:00
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Neonatal meningitis is a relatively uncommon but potentially serious condition. It results from exposure to an aggressive infection during the vulnerable newborn period. Specific physical signs, such as rash and neck stiffness, are uncommon in new babies, so there is a low threshold for suspecting that an infection in an unwell newborn is meningitis, and treating it as such.

Neonatal meningitis is most commonly due to a few specific bacteria.

Dr Jo Lee