Raffaella Contiero

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Neonatal bacterial meningitis (NM) continues to be a serious disease with an unchanging rate of adverse outcome of 20-60%, despite a worldwide decline in mortality. The 3 major pathogens in developed countries are: Group B streptococcus, gram negative rods and Lysteria monocytogenes. Signs and symptoms of NM may be subtle, unspecific, vague, atypical or(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient population-based data on group B streptococcus (GBS) late-onset disease (LOD). Risk factors and routes of GBS transmission are poorly understood. METHODS A prospective, cohort study was conducted to collect incidence data on LOD and evaluate GBS infections over an 8-year period (2003-2010). Starting from January 2007,(More)
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