Group B streptococcus (GBS) and neonatal infections: the case for intrapartum chemoprophylaxis.

Abstract

At the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne over an 8-year period (1981-1988) all public antenatal patients were screened at 32 weeks' gestation for group B streptococcus (GBS). In a total of 30,197 livebirths there were no early onset neonatal GBS infections in infants of treated asymptomatic carrier mothers. By contrast there were 27 infections with 8 deaths… (More)

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@article{Garland1991GroupBS, title={Group B streptococcus (GBS) and neonatal infections: the case for intrapartum chemoprophylaxis.}, author={Suzanne Marie Garland and Judith Fliegner}, journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology}, year={1991}, volume={31 2}, pages={119-22} }