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Neonatal sepsis in Peshawar
  1. S A Ali,
  2. T A Khan,
  3. A K M Zaidi
  1. Department of Paediatrics, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to
    Dr Ali;

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We wish to raise a few concerns regarding the study reported by Rahman and colleagues.1

We found it surprising that only five species of microorganisms were isolated in this series of over 1000 blood cultures obtained from neonates with sepsis. Similar studies done in other major cities of Pakistan, with much smaller sample sizes, have shown a wider spectrum of pathogens. Anwer et al2 showed 11 species types in …

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