Group B streptococcal carriage in Sweden: a national study on risk factors for mother and infant colonisation.

@article{Hkansson2008GroupBS,
  title={Group B streptococcal carriage in Sweden: a national study on risk factors for mother and infant colonisation.},
  author={Stellan H{\aa}kansson and Pia Axemo and Katarina A Bremme and A L Bryngelsson and Marie Carlsson Wallin and Carl-Magnus Ekstr{\"o}m and Margareta Granlund and Bo Jacobsson and Karin K{\"a}ll{\'e}n and Eva Spetz and Ingemar Tessin},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={50-8}
}
BACKGROUND To study group B streptococcus (GBS) colonisation in parturients and infants in relation to obstetric outcome and to define serotypes and antibiotic resistance in GBS isolates acquired. METHODS A population-based, national cohort of parturients and their infants was investigated. During 1 calendar week in 2005 all women giving birth (n=1,754) were requested to participate in the study. RESULTS A total of 1,569 mother/infant pairs with obstetric and bacteriological data were… CONTINUE READING

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