Clinical and Microbiological Aspects of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease – A Review
Background: Group B streptococci (GBS) continue to be a common cause of early-onset sepsis in babies. Universal maternal screening for recto-vaginal GBS carriage at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy, along with intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for colonised mothers, is now the most effective technique for minimising early-onset neonatal GBS illness. It hasn’t exhibited any signs of diminution. for newborns who have been in the hospital for a long time and have had a lot of contact with the professionals. It’s uncertain whether increased antibiotic use during the peripartum period has an impact on the incidence and antibiotic resistance profiles of GBS and other perinatally acquired bacterial illnesses. GBS vaccines may out to be the most effective and long-term prevention approach available.
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University of South Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, USA.
M. D. Silvana B. Carr
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; University of South Florida, College of Medicine, USA.
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