Neonatal infections are illnesses that develop in the newborn (neonate) during pregnancy, labour, delivery, or the first four weeks of life (neonatal period). Neonatal infections may spread from mother to child, occur in the birth canal while giving birth, or appear after delivery. Some newborn infections develop right away, whereas others may develop later in life. In high-income nations during the past few decades, neonatal intensive care has seen significant change. Neonatal infections in these circumstances exert a significant burden on morbidity and death in the community of extremely preterm infants. When compared to other age groups, the neonatal period's immaturity of the immune system, particularly in preterm new-borns, confers distinct clinical, physical, and outcome characteristics to infections: Neonatals have higher infection susceptibility rates throughout the board.
- Neonatal sepsis
- Blue Baby Syndrome