Background :

Neonatal sepsis is leading cause of mortality in neonates. The
organism responsible for sepsis differed depending on the site of Neonatal
care unit and country. In this study, we aimed to look at cause of sepsis and
antibiotic sensitivity.

Materials and Methods :

Neonates admitted in the
neonatal care unit of western regional hospital from 14th August 2012 to 14th
July 2014were included in the study. Septic workup was done and culture
was sent. Results of culture sensitivity were noted along with the sensitivity

Results : Neonatal sepsis accounted for 38 percent of total admission
in the neonatal unit. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common organism
isolated which was followed by Escherichia coli (E coli). Staphylococcus
aureus isolated was sensitive to Cloxacillin in 97% of cases. There were 5
% mortalities during the study period.


Neonatal sepsis was themost common reason for admission and staphylococcus aureus was the most
common organism.

Keywords: Neonatal sepsis, staphylococcus aureus, mortality, sensitivity