Screening and management of maternal colonization with Streptococcus agalactiae: an Italian cohort study

Giovanni Scambia, Marco De Santis, Carmen De Luca, Angelo Licameli, Vincenzo Santillo, Gianluca Straface

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Abstract

Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococcus [GBS]) is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in infants <3 months of age. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) is effective in preventing the transmission of GBS to newborns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines suggest vaginal and rectal cultures to assess GBS colonization between 35 and 37 weeks' gestation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalTHE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL &amp; NEONATAL MEDICINE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Early-onset disease
  • GBS
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • intrapartum care

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