Laboratory practices for prenatal group B streptococcal screening--seven states, 2003.

@article{2004LaboratoryPF,
  title={Laboratory practices for prenatal group B streptococcal screening--seven states, 2003.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 23},
  pages={506-9}
}
  • Published 2004 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
In the United States, group B streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of serious bacterial infections in newborns. In 1996, consensus guidelines for use of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) to prevent perinatal GBS disease recommended either of two methods for identifying candidates for chemoprophylaxis: 1) late prenatal culture-based screening for GBS colonization or 2) monitoring of women intrapartum for particular risk factors associated with early-onset GBS disease. Evidence that… CONTINUE READING

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