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A premature male infant born at 26+1 weeks of gestation, with a birth weight of 615 g (<p1), was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. In the absence of risk factors, no antibiotics were started initially. Directly after birth, neutropenia (0.9×109/L) was noted, most likely explained by dysmaturity. On day 3, he showed symptoms of infection, including hypotension and a necrotic ulcer …
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