Table 1

Comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters on admission in patients with sepsis (Sepsis) and patient with other non-infectious conditions (Not sepsis)

Maternal parameters

Sepsis (n = 31)

Not sepsis (n = 17)

p


Maternal fever > 38°C

10/31

5/17

0.25


Maternal antibiotics

10/31

0/17

0.00


Premature rupture of membranes

11/31

4/17

0.18


Infant parameters


Gestational age (GA) < 37 weeks

3/31

6/17

0.03


Irritability

11/31

1/17

0.02


Fever > 38°C

7/31

5/17

0.23


Heart rate > 160 beats per minute

6/31

3/17

0.30


Respiratory rate > 60 per minute

11/31

5/17

0.23


Apgar score at 5 min < 8

3/31

7/17

0.01


Feeding difficulties

6/31

0/17

0.06


Capillary refill time > 3 seconds

7/31

3/17

0.27


Oxygen saturation (SaO2) < 88%

6/31

4/17

0.27


BE (base excess) < -5

0/31

5/17

0.00


Leukocyte count < 5

1/31

0/17

0.64


Platelets < 100

2/31

1/17

0.45


Blood glucose < 2,5 mmol/l

4/31

2/17

0.35


CRP mg/l

47.0 ± 33.8

8.5 ± 2.5

0.00


Highest CRP mg/l

66.8 ± 36.7

9.1 ± 2.7

0.00


Reier-Nilsen et al. BMC Pediatrics 2009 9:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-9-5

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