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Epidemiology of group B streptococci in an Israeli hospital.
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PMID:  6363346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A technique for the rapid identification and quantification of Group B streptococci (GBS) utilizing timed coagglutination and selective broth media was designed. A prospective study of 283 mothers and 121 newborns based on this methodology revealed a GBS colonization rate of 5.3 and 4.1%, respectively. A retrospective study of 19,875 births revealed a GBS attack rate of 0.2 per 1,000 live births. Both the low colonization and the low attack rates confirm previous anecdotal reports of a low incidence of GBS colonization and disease in Israel. The technique described herein can aid in identifying those infants at risk for invasive disease.
A I Eidelman; B Rudensky; M Ferne; G Weintraub; M Isacshon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-05     Completed Date:  1984-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  903-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Culture Media
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Streptococcal Infections / congenital,  epidemiology*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification
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0/Culture Media

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