occurs in the first two months of life. And can be caused by a variety of different organisms including Streptococcal B, E.coli and Listeria.
It is a rare disease, but if not treated immediately babies can die or be left with serious after effects including, disability or limb loss.
Ais usually needed to determine whether the infant has the disease.
- Fever (could have cold hands and feet)
- Not being able to feed
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Dislikes being handled
- Difficulty breathing/grunting
- Pale/blotchy skin
- High pitched cry or moaning
- Bulging soft spot on head ( )
- Arched back
- Swollen abdomen
- Dry nappy/diaper
- Blotchy pale skin
- Red or purple spots – DO NOT WAIT FOR THE RASH TO OCCUR