The projected health benefits of maternal group B streptococcal vaccination in the era of chemoprophylaxis.

@article{Sinha2005ThePH,
  title={The projected health benefits of maternal group B streptococcal vaccination in the era of chemoprophylaxis.},
  author={Anushua Sinha and Tracy A. Lieu and Lawrence C. Paoletti and Milton C. Weinstein and Richard Platt},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 24},
  pages={3187-95}
}
While maternal antibiotic prophylaxis has greatly reduced early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in the United States, a GBS vaccine currently under development could potentially prevent additional GBS cases and preterm births. A decision analytic model was created to compare preventive strategies using adolescent, maternal (prenatal), or postpartum vaccination with selective chemoprophylactic strategies. The current practice of culture-based chemoprophylaxis was predicted to prevent… CONTINUE READING
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