Incidence and severity of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A Streptococcus, and group B Streptococcus infections among pregnant and postpartum women.

@article{Deutscher2011IncidenceAS,
  title={Incidence and severity of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A Streptococcus, and group B Streptococcus infections among pregnant and postpartum women.},
  author={M. Deutscher and Melissa M. Lewis and Elizabeth R. Zell and Thomas H. Taylor and Chris A. Van Beneden and Stephanie Schrag},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={114-23}
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of streptococcal infection in pregnant and postpartum women is poorly described in recent literature. We used data from multistate surveillance for invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae, group A Streptococcus (GAS), and group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections to estimate disease incidence and severity in these populations. METHODS Cases were reported through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Active Bacterial Core surveillance, an active population- and… CONTINUE READING
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