Prevention of neonatal group B streptococcus disease in the 21st century

  title={Prevention of neonatal group B streptococcus disease in the 21st century},
  author={V. Clifford and S. Garland and K. Grimwood},
  journal={Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health},
  • V. Clifford, S. Garland, K. Grimwood
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • There have been significant reductions in early‐onset neonatal group B streptococcus (GBS) disease following implementation of maternal intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) policies. Nevertheless, GBS remains a leading cause of neonatal sepsis in Australia and New Zealand resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly among preterm infants. In the United States, the universal screening‐based approach for identifying women for IAP results in apparently lower rates of early… CONTINUE READING
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