• Medicine
  • Published 2003

How should we manage infants at risk for group B streptococcal disease

@inproceedings{Carlough2003HowSW,
  title={How should we manage infants at risk for group B streptococcal disease},
  author={Martha C. Carlough and Karen Crowell and Richard A. Nicholas},
  year={2003}
}
Asymptomatic term infants whose mothers received adequate intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (defined as intravenous penicillin or ampicillin at least 4 hours before delivery) for group B streptococcal disease do not need work-up or treatment (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on retrospective, population-based study). These infants should be observed for 48 hours, but may be discharged after 24 hours in circumstances where close follow-up is available (SOR: D, based on expert opinion… CONTINUE READING

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