Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon: incidence and implications.

@article{Seoud2010PrenatalAN,
  title={Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon: incidence and implications.},
  author={Muheiddine Seoud and Anwar H. Nassar and Pierre A. Zalloua and Nansi S. Boghossian and Jihad Ezeddine and Hassan Fakhoury and Joseph M Abboud and Imad Melki and George Farah Araj and Ghinwa Nacouzi and May F Sanyoura and Khalid Yunis},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={399-403}
}
The study aimed at determining the prevalence, risk factors, perinatal transmission, and serotypes of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) among pregnant women and their newborns in Beirut, Lebanon. This was a cross-sectional study of all pregnant women admitted from February to September 2006 to three major hospitals. Overall, 137 of 775 (17.7%) mothers and 50 of 682 newborns (7.3%) tested positive for GBS. Maternal colonization was not associated with maternal age, household income, gravidity… CONTINUE READING