If a mother has premature rupture of membranes greater than 18 hours prior to delivery or has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, a full sepsis workup of the infant should be obtained including blood, urine, and spinal fluid cultures. After an infant has been discharged from the newborn nursery, a full sepsis workup would be necessary if he or she develops a fever of 100.4 or greater or develops symptoms that indicate an infectious process is going on such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or rash.
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