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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(8) pp. 319-324, August, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5208016


Risk Factors for Nosocomial Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Vanya Rangelova


Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

E-Mail: vaniaran1238@gmail.com

Received: 08 July 2021  I  Accepted: 10 August 2021  I  Published: 16 August 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS21070
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Nosocomial infections are one of the major cause of morbidity in the neonates and they have characteristics not found in any other group of patients. There are a number of risk factors for infection in neonates including birth weight, gestational age, practices in the ward, prescription of antibiotics etc. Understanding the risk factors is crucial for developing strategies to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections in the NICU.

Keywords: Neonate, Neonatal intensive care unit, Nosocomial infection, Risk factors














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