group B streptococcus


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group B streptococcus

Streptococcus agalactiae A streptococcus classified into 7 capsular serotypes, which is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in neonates; GBS affects 1.8/1000 infants aged ≤ 90 days, and causes morbidity in ≥ 50,000 pregnant ♀/yr–US; it is a major pathogen of nonpregnant adults, affecting 2.4-4.4/105
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The findings of Bekker and colleagues confirm that group B streptococcus disease in babies remains a global public health concern and show the importance of continuous surveillance in different geographic locations," Dr.
Key clinical point: Dutch data show an increase in the incidence of invasive neonatal group B streptococcus infection despite intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.
Enhanced invasiveness of bovine-derived neonatal sequence type 17 group B streptococcus is independent of capsular serotype.
The definite source of group B streptococcal bacteremia was identified in 15 episodes by growing group B streptococcus in cultures from the sites of infection (sputum, urine, ulcer/wound, paraspinal abscess, and bile).
The UK National Screening Committee, which advises Ministers and the NHS in all four UK countries about all aspects of screening, does not currently recommend antenatal screening for Group B Streptococcus as there is not enough evidence that the benefits will outweigh the risks that are involved in the screening and antenatal treatment.
The remarkable shift in the timing of group B streptococcus screening to a different stage of pregnancy in a single staff model managed-care organization demonstrates this potential.
It is essential to check the rectum, which is an important reservoir for group B streptococcus," she said at the meeting, which was also sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
6% of the 187 hospitals that responded to the survey had a policy in place to assess and manage a pregnant woman's risk for the perinatal transfer of group B streptococcus.
As rapid, point-of-care molecular assays for Group B Streptococcus begin to replace the traditional culture-screening method, doctors and clinical laboratory technologists will want appropriate quality control materials to accurately monitor the performance of their assays," says Michael J.
Both EBS-C12 and EBS-A42 are novel recombinant proteins that have been selected for use in the company's group B streptococcus (GBS) vaccine candidate.
The OIA product line includes tests for Group A Streptococcus, Influenza A and B, Chlamydia, Group B Streptococcus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Clostridium difficile Toxin A.
20, 1996--Promising results from a clinical trial of a polysaccharide conjugate vaccine for the prevention of group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease in newborns, young infants and adults have been announced today by the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University.