Comparison of Various Culture Methods for Isolation of Group B Streptococcus from Intrapartum Vaginal Colonization

@inproceedings{Konikkara2013ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of Various Culture Methods for Isolation of Group B Streptococcus from Intrapartum Vaginal Colonization},
  author={Kavitha Paul Konikkara and Shrikala Baliga and Suchitra M. Shenoy and Bhavneet Bharati},
  booktitle={Journal of laboratory physicians},
  year={2013}
}
AIMS Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is one of the most common causes of neonatal sepsis throughout the world. Reports of vaginal colonization of GBS in India are few and variable. A study was conducted on pregnant women in a tertiary care hospital to compare various methods for isolation of GBS, to study the prevalence of GBS in pregnant women in third trimester, and to determine risk factors for GBS colonization. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Observational descriptive study. MATERIALS AND METHODS High… CONTINUE READING

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