Group B streptococcal colonization in a developing country: its association with sexually transmitted disease and socioeconomic factors.

@article{Collins1998GroupBS,
  title={Group B streptococcal colonization in a developing country: its association with sexually transmitted disease and socioeconomic factors.},
  author={Timothy S Collins and Maritza Calderon and Robert H. Gilman and A. M. Vivar and Patricia Charache},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={633-6}
}
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important infectious organism in pregnant women and their neonates. Although excellent data are available from the developing world, little epidemiologic information is available from Latin America. To evaluate the prevalence of GBS colonization in a developing country, a prospective study was performed in Lima, Peru. We found a relatively low prevalence of GBS colonization of 6.0% in parturient women and 10.6% in nonpregnant women. No association of GBS… CONTINUE READING
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