Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={K. Edmond and C. Kortsalioudaki and S. Scott and S. Schrag and P. Heath},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Edmond, C. Kortsalioudaki, +2 authors P. Heath
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Despite widespread use of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, group B streptococcus remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants in Europe, the Americas, and Australia. However, estimates of disease burden in many countries outside of these regions is not available. We aimed to examine the current global burden of invasive disease and the serotype distribution of group B streptococcus isolates. METHODS We searched Medline, Embase, and Wholis databases for studies… CONTINUE READING
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