Invasive Group B Streptococcal Infection in Infants, Malawi

@inproceedings{Gray2007InvasiveGB,
  title={Invasive Group B Streptococcal Infection in Infants, Malawi},
  author={Katherine J. Gray and Sally L. Bennett and Neil French and Amos J. Phiri and Stephen Michael Graham},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2007}
}
Group B streptococci (GBS) are a recently identified cause of neonatal sepsis in Malawi. In Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, during May 2004-June 2005, GBS were isolated from routine blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultures from 57 infants. The incidence of early (EOD) and late onset (LOD) invasive GBS disease was 0.92 and 0.89 cases per 1,000 live births, respectively. Sepsis (52%) was the most common manifestation of EOD; meningitis (43%) and sepsis (36%) were the principal… CONTINUE READING

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