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Rationing antibiotic use in neonatal units
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    Unit Specific Antibiotic Policies

    Sir, We read with interest the article by Isaacs on the rationing of antibiotic use in neonatal units.(1) This encourages the use, where possible, of flucloxacillin and an aminoglycoside as empiric therapy of late onset sepsis.

    While this represents a valid approach to the empiric therapy of late onset infection, the epidemiology of bacterial sepsis will vary from unit to unit. In our unit we use a combination...

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