Postpartum group a Streptococcus sepsis and maternal immunology.

  title={Postpartum group a Streptococcus sepsis and maternal immunology.},
  author={Katie Lynn Mason and David M Aronoff},
  journal={American journal of reproductive immunology},
  volume={67 2},
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is an historically important agent of puerperal infections and sepsis. The inception of hand-washing and improved hospital hygiene drastically reduced the incidence of puerperal sepsis, but recently the incidence and severity of postpartum GAS infections has been rising for uncertain reasons. Several epidemiological, host, and microbial factors contribute to the risk for GAS infection and mortality in postpartum women. These include the mode of delivery (vaginal… CONTINUE READING