Intrapartum antibiotics for group B streptococcal colonisation.

  title={Intrapartum antibiotics for group B streptococcal colonisation.},
  author={Fiona Mary Smaill},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Group B streptococcal infection is common in pregnant women without causing harm. However it is also a significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of intrapartum administration of antibiotics to women on infant colonization with group B streptococcus, early onset neonatal group B streptococcus sepsis and neonatal death from infection. SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials… CONTINUE READING