This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To evaluate the efficacy of neonatal skin or cord care with chlorhexidine vs. routine care or no treatment for prevention of infections in term or near term newborn infants.
Subgroup analyses are planned based on the following criteria in all primary comparisons:
Studies using cord cleansing with chlorhexidine exclusively
Studies using total body cleansing with chlorhexidine
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