Group B streptococcal disease

Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease

A common bacterial infection that is potentially life-threatening if transmitted to a fetus during early pregnancy or birth.
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Increasing burden of invasive group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant adults, 1990-2007, " Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: Systematic review and metaanalysis.
Group B streptococcal disease in the United States, 1990: report from a multi-state active surveillance system.
The incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease declined among infants aged 0-6 days after stricter measures for perinatal prevention were widely adopted across the country in 2002, federal scientists have reported.
Prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease with selective intrapartum chemoprophylaxis.
The incidence of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease in the United States has dropped by a third since guidelines for universal screening of pregnant women were issued, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
PHILADELPHIA -- Adherence to guidelines has helped reduce the incidence of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease in the United States by about 4,000 cases between 1993 and 1998.
Invasive group B streptococcal disease in Maryland nursing home residents.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal disease fell significantly in term infants after 2002 recommendations called for culture-based screening of all pregnant women, Matthew Eberly, M.