Long-term Outcomes of Group B Streptococcal Meningitis

  title={Long-term Outcomes of Group B Streptococcal Meningitis},
  author={Romina Libster and Kathryn M. Edwards and Fatma Levent and Morven S. Edwards and Marcia A. Rench and Luis A. Castagnini and Timothy Cooper and Robert C Sparks and Carol J. Baker and Prachi E Shah},
  pages={e15 - e8}
OBJECTIVE: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of meningitis in young infants. We evaluated long-term outcomes among GBS meningitis survivors. We hypothesized that despite reduced mortality, GBS meningitis would remain a significant cause of morbidity among GBS survivors. METHODS: Ninety term and near-term infants diagnosed with GBS meningitis from 1998 through 2006 were identified from 2 children’s hospitals. Five died acutely, and 5 died at 6 months to 3 years of age. Forty-three… 

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