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Neonatal infectivology  

With regard to neonatal infectivology, congenital infections (i.e.  Cytomegalovirus) have been investigated in terms of epidemiology and clinical manifestations both in the general population and in at risk population like premature infants. Premature infants’ immune response to vaccinations have been explored in several studies. Attention has also been focused on viral infections that may cause  “neonatal “sepsis-like” syndrome, and the association between clinical/histological chorioamnionitis (possible cause of premature delivery) and neonatal outcomes. 



  • Clinical characteristics and response to prophylactic fluconazole of preterm VLBW neonates with baseline and acquired fungal colonisation in NICU: data from a multicentre RCT. Early Hum Dev 2012;88 Suppl 2:S60-4. doi: 10.1016/S0378-3782(12)70017-8.
  • Bovine lactoferrin prevents invasive fungal infections in very low birth weight infants: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2012;129:116-23.


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