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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Early-onset disease
- Streptococcus agalactiae
- intrapartum care