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Immature/Total Granulocyte Ratio as a Guide for Antibiotic Treatment in Suspected Early Onset Sepsis in Surinamese Newborns

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.161
Synopsis: 
Low immature/total granulocyte ratio predicts short duration of antibiotic treatment in suspected early onset sepsis in Surinamese newborns. This may prevent the start of unnecessary antibiotic treatment, or abbreviate its duration, which helps to reduce the antibiotic burden in developing countries.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Measurement of immature granulocytes may be helpful in the management of early onset sepsis (EOS) in newborns in developing countries. We evaluate early negative prediction of automated measurement of a one-point measurement of immature-to-total-granulocyte (I/T) ratio in newborns with suspected EOS to help decisions on duration of antibiotic treatment.

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

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