Rapid detection of group B streptococci in pregnant women at delivery.

@article{Bergeron2000RapidDO,
  title={Rapid detection of group B streptococci in pregnant women at delivery.},
  author={Michel G. Bergeron and Danbing Ke and Christian Menard and François J. Picard and Martin Gagnon and Matthew Bernier and Marc A. Ouellette and Paul H. Roy and Sylvie Marcoux and W. D. Fraser},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={343 3},
  pages={
          175-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Group B streptococcal infections are an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. A rapid method for the detection of this organism in pregnant women at the time of delivery is needed to allow early treatment of neonates. METHODS We studied the efficacy of two polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) assays for routine screening of pregnant women for group B streptococci at the time of delivery. We obtained anal, vaginal, and combined vaginal and anal specimens from 112 pregnant… CONTINUE READING
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