Group B streptococcus during the perinatal period.

  title={Group B streptococcus during the perinatal period.},
  author={R H Shermer},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={24 6},
  • R H Shermer
  • Published 1995 in
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal…
The beta hemolytic streptococcus group B (GBS) emerged as a major pathologic threat to infants in the 1960s and continues to be the leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity in the 1990s. Current approaches to prevention are directed toward eliminating exposure to the pathogen through chemoprophylaxis or enhancing host resistance through… CONTINUE READING