Is prophylaxis of early-onset group B streptococcal disease appropriate for South Africa?

@article{Bomela2001IsPO,
  title={Is prophylaxis of early-onset group B streptococcal disease appropriate for South Africa?},
  author={H N Bomela and Daynia Elizabeth Ballot and Peter Alan Cooper},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={858-60}
}
BACKGROUND Early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in neonates can be prevented by the use of intrapartum chemoprophylaxis. There are two prevention strategies, one based on risk factors and the other on culture screening for GBS. This study sought to establish whether GBS chemoprophylaxis is appropriate in a developing country such as South Africa. METHODS All neonates with early-onset GBS disease born at Johannesburg Hospital between 1 January 1995 and 21 December 1997 were reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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