Epidemiology of group B streptococcal disease in the United States: shifting paradigms.

@article{Schuchat1998EpidemiologyOG,
  title={Epidemiology of group B streptococcal disease in the United States: shifting paradigms.},
  author={Anne Schuchat},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={497-513}
}
Since its emergence 25 years ago, group B streptococcus has become recognized as a cause of serious illness in newborns, pregnant women, and adults with chronic medical conditions. Heavy colonization of the genital tract with group B streptococcus also increases the risk that a woman will deliver a preterm low-birthweight infant. Early-onset infections (occurring at < 7 days of age) are associated with much lower fatality than when they were first described, and their incidence is finally… CONTINUE READING
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