[Neonatal group B colonization and maternal urogenital and anorectal system carriage].

Abstract

In pregnant women, the main reservoirs of group B streptococci (GBS) are rectum and urethra. The mother's birth canal and the newborn infant easily contract the organisms from these sites. We studied 100 women and their newborn babies to determine the relation between the maternal carriage and the neonatal group B streptococcal colonization. Vaginal… (More)

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