Clonal analysis of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from infants with neonatal sepsis or meningitis and their mothers and from healthy pregnant women.

@article{Helmig1993ClonalAO,
  title={Clonal analysis of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from infants with neonatal sepsis or meningitis and their mothers and from healthy pregnant women.},
  author={Rainer Helmig and Niels Uldbjerg and Jane Boris and Mogens Kilian},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1993},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={904-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate if group B streptococci (GBS) isolated from infants with neonatal sepsis or meningitis and their mothers differ from GBS isolated from healthy pregnant women who gave birth to healthy infants. Danish clinical isolates of GBS (n = 118) were characterized by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, a method recently used to identify virulent clones of GBS type III from North American infants. By analysis of allelic profiles of 11 metabolic enzyme loci, 43… CONTINUE READING