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Group B streptococcal infection in a maternity unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  354686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal infection due to Group B streptococci is described in a maternity unit. Six babies were affected and two died. Three of the babies were born at term, and weighed more than 2.5 kg. Tachypnoea was the earliest clinical sign in each case, and we suggest that newborn infants with persistent tachypnoea and evidence of maternal or infant colonization with Group B streptococci should receive antibiotics. Alternative approaches to the diagnosis and management of infection with Group B streptococci are discussed and rejected.
J Cowen; H Gordon; P J Sanderson; H B Valman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-25     Completed Date:  1978-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
Streptococcal Infections / epidemiology*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification
Vagina / microbiology

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