Invasive group B streptococcal disease in children beyond early infancy.

  title={Invasive group B streptococcal disease in children beyond early infancy.},
  author={Shadid M. Hussain and G S Luedtke and Carol J. Baker and Patrick Schlievert and Robert J. Leggiadro},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={14 4},
There is little information available on invasive group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection in pediatric patients older than 3 months of age. Review of infection control records at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center from January 1, 1986, to June 30, 1993, identified 143 patients with a positive GBS culture from normally sterile body fluid. Medical records of 18 (13%) patients > 3 months old with their first GBS infection were reviewed. Age range was 15 weeks to 18 years (median age, 13 months… CONTINUE READING
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