Long-term Outcomes of Group B Streptococcal Meningitis

@article{Libster2012LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term Outcomes of Group B Streptococcal Meningitis},
  author={Romina Libster and K. Edwards and F. Levent and M. Edwards and M. Rench and Luis A. Castagnini and Timothy P. A. Cooper and R. C. Sparks and C. Baker and P. Shah},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={130},
  pages={e15 - e8}
}
  • Romina Libster, K. Edwards, +7 authors P. Shah
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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