The association between neonatal sepsis and labour epidural analgesia (EA) was evaluated. In a retrospective matched case-control study, 453 women delivering with EA (EA group) were matched on parity with 453 women with deliveries without EA (non-EA group). Significantly more neonates born in the EA-group had fever >= 38.0 degrees C (11.6% vs 1.8%, pfever.
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