Early onset neonatal sepsis: the burden of group B Streptococcal and E. coli disease continues.

@article{Stoll2011EarlyON,
  title={Early onset neonatal sepsis: the burden of group B Streptococcal and E. coli disease continues.},
  author={Barbara J. Stoll and Nellie I. Hansen and Pablo J. S{\'a}nchez and Roger G. Faix and Brenda B. Poindexter and Krisa Page Van Meurs and Matthew J. Bizzarro and Ronald P. Goldberg and Ivan D. Frantz and Ellen C. Hale and Seetha Shankaran and Kathleen A. Kennedy and Waldemar A. Carlo and Kristi L. Watterberg and Edward Bell and Michele C. Walsh and Kurt R. Schibler and Abbot R. Laptook and Andi L. Shane and Stephanie Schrag and Abhik Das and Rosemary D. Higgins},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={817-26}
}
BACKGROUND Guidelines for prevention of group B streptococcal (GBS) infection have successfully reduced early onset (EO) GBS disease. Study results suggest that Escherichia coli is an important EO pathogen. OBJECTIVE To determine EO infection rates, pathogens, morbidity, and mortality in a national network of neonatal centers. METHODS Infants with EO infection were identified by prospective surveillance at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development… CONTINUE READING