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Four per cent chlorhexidine solution is considered as an ideal antiseptic for cord cleansing after birth in newborns for the prevention of infection-related mortality and morbidity. Currently the debate is focused on identifying the best frequency of its applications and its inclusion in safe delivery kits for home deliveries in resource-poor situations.1 ,2
A community-based, parallel cluster-randomised trial was conducted in Sylhet, Bangladesh to test the efficacy of two regimens of single and multiple applications of 4% chlorhexidine for cord cleansing compared to dry cord care in reducing neonatal morbidity and mortality. About 133 …
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