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Maternal carriage and antimicrobial resistance profile of group B Streptococcus.
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PMID:  14562949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization and to evaluate the antimicrobial resistance profile in women in the third trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 310 pregnant women, referred in weeks 35 to 37 of gestation, were screened for GBS colonization during a 10-month period. Samples were collected from the vagina and the rectum. RESULTS: The colonization rate was 10.6% and 22 women (66.7%) had both positive vaginal and rectal cultures. Rates of GBS colonization were significantly lower in patients aged 24 years or older and in those with a third or later pregnancy. None of the isolates were resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, whereas 21.2% and 9.1% showed resistance to erythromycin and clindamycin, respectively. CONCLUSION: Screening and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of GBS during pregnancy are important to guide appropriate therapy.
A S Arisoy; B Altinişik; O Tünger; S Kurutepe; C Ispahi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-17     Completed Date:  2003-12-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, 45020 Manisa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Carrier State*
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control
Mass Screening
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Prospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Streptococcus agalactiae / drug effects*,  isolation & purification
Turkey / epidemiology
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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