Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus agalactiae in a German university hospital.

Group B streptococci (GBS) are the major cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. GBS infection in neonates is usually treated with a combination of penicillin and gentamicin. According to consensus guidelines, pregnant women at risk receive intrapartum prophylaxis with either ampicillin or penicillin or, in case of allergy, with erythromycin or clindamycin… CONTINUE READING