Neonatal Infections

Neonatal infections are acquired during prenatal development or in the first four weeks of life. There is a higher risk of infection for preterm or low birth weight neonates. Infant respiratory distress syndrome is often a condition of preterm neonates that can have long-term negative consequences; it can also arise following an infection. Other infections include bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoan infections and blood infection; termed as neonatal sepsis.