group B streptococcal septicemia of newborn

group B streptococcal septicemia of newborn

Pediatrics A severe neonatal infection which causes ±3/4 of sepsis in the newborn Risk factors Mother infected with GBS, premature rupture of membranes, congenital defects in infant Clinical Labile temperature and/or pulse, poor feeding, grunting, tachypnea, apnea, cyanosis, lethargy, shock Lab Cultures–blood, CSF, urine, films for effusions, ABGs Management IV antibiotics–ampicillin, gentamicin, fluids; O2 therapy, assisted ventilation, ECMO Complications DIC, respiratory arrest, meningitis