TABLE 3.

Comparison of Clinical Approaches Used to Assess and Treat Possible Neonatal Sepsis

Sepsis EvaluationNear Term (n = 33)Full Term (n = 12)
CBC and blood culture only42.4%58.3%
CBC, blood culture, and 48 h of antibiotic treatment27.3%25.0%
CBC, blood culture, and 7 d of antibiotic treatment30.3%16.7%
  • CBC indicates complete blood count.