Prevalence of maternal group B streptococcal colonisation in European countries

  title={Prevalence of maternal group B streptococcal colonisation in European countries},
  author={E. Bar{\vc}aitė and A. Bartusevi{\vc}ius and R. Tamelienė and M. Kliu{\vc}inskas and L. Maleckienė and R. Nadi{\vs}auskienė},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  • E. Barčaitė, A. Bartusevičius, +3 authors R. Nadišauskienė
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
  • Background. Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis in many industrialised countries. However, the burden of perinatal GBS disease varies between these countries. We undertook a systematic review to determine the prevalence of maternal group B streptococcal colonisation, one of the most important risk factor for early onset neonatal infection, and to examine the serotype distribution of the GBS strains isolated and their susceptibility to antibiotics in European… CONTINUE READING
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