Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

April 1, 2015 11:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns and young infants in developing nations who have suspected severe bacterial infections can be effectively treated outside a hospital, two new studies suggest.

The findings indicate that the World Health Organization's guidelines on treating newborns and young infants with possible bacterial infections -- such as pneumonia and sepsis (blood infection) -- should be altered, the researchers said.

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