Characterization of group B streptococcus isolated from women in Saitama city, Japan.

@article{Ueno2012CharacterizationOG,
  title={Characterization of group B streptococcus isolated from women in Saitama city, Japan.},
  author={Hiroyuki Ueno and Yoshihiko Yamamoto and Akiko Yamamichi and Koji Kikuchi and Sumie Kobori and Motonobu Miyazaki},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={516-21}
}
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus; GBS) is a common cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis is effective in reducing neonatal GBS disease. Penicillin is recommended for intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis; however, other antibiotics are administered to pregnant women with penicillin allergy. Serotyping and antibiotic susceptibility testing were performed on 376 GBS isolates collected from vaginal swabs in Saitama City. Of the 376 isolates, 328… CONTINUE READING
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