Rectal colonization with group B Streptococcus
: relation to vaginal colonization of pregnant women.
In fact, studies have shown that up to 61.4% of term infants with GBS disease are born to women who have had negative cultures for Group B Streptococcus
Tazi et al., "Intrapartum group B Streptococcus
screening in the labor ward by Xpert[R] GBS real-time PCR," European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, pp.
* Capsular Switching and Other Large-Scale Recombination Events in Invasive Sequence Type 1 Group B Streptococcus
Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B Streptococcus
Serotypes and Antibiotic Resistance in Group B Streptococcus
Isolated from Patients at the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait.
But a naturally occurring sugar in breast milk may help prevent Group B streptococcus
infection, new research has found.
Analysis of nationwide surveillance data from 1987 to 2011 showed that the incidence of invasive group B streptococcus
in infants aged 3 months and under actually increased from 0.20 per 1,000 live births to 0.32 per 1,000 (P < .0001), while the incidence of early-onset disease increased from 0.11 per 1,000 live births to 0.19 per 1,000 (P < .0001).
Prevalence and mechanisms of macrolide resistance in invasive and noninvasive group B streptococcus
isolated from Ontario, Canada.
Risk factors for recurrence of group B streptococcus
colonization in a subsequent pregnancy.
Women have roughly doubled odds of having herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection if they have abnormal vaginal flora or if they have ever had an uncircumcised sex partner, and their odds are increased by half if group B Streptococcus
is present in the vagina.