Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Early-Onset Disease in Newborns: ACOG Committee Opinion, Number 782.

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  title={Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Early-Onset Disease in Newborns: ACOG Committee Opinion, Number 782.},
  author={},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2019},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={
          e19-e40
        }
}
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of newborn infection. The primary risk factor for neonatal GBS early-onset disease (EOD) is maternal colonization of the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Approximately 50% of women who are colonized with GBS will transmit the bacteria to their newborns. Vertical transmission usually occurs during labor or after rupture of membranes. In the absence of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, 1-2% of those newborns will develop GBS EOD. Other… 

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