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Neonatal Group B streptococcal infection at the Mount Hope Women's Hospital, Trinidad.
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PMID:  14678305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of early onset Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in neonates at the Mount Hope Women's Hospital, Trinidad over the period 1996-97. DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all babies with a positive blood culture for GBS during the study period. RESULTS: There were 9866 live births (LB) of whom 29 were diagnosed as early onset GBS disease. The incidence was 2.9/1000 LB. 37.9% of babies were preterm and 65.5% were delivered to primiparous women. Rupture of amniotic membranes occurred within 12 h of delivery in 55% of infected babies. Four of the 29 infected babies died and all were preterm. CONCLUSION: The incidence of early onset neonatal GBS sepsis was five to six times higher in this series than that reported in the USA and UK. An intervention policy to control this preventable disease is urgently needed.
Z Ali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child: care, health and development     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0305-1862     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Care Health Dev     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-17     Completed Date:  2004-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602632     Medline TA:  Child Care Health Dev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Hope Women's Hospital, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad, West Indies.
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology*,  microbiology,  mortality
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology
Length of Stay
Maternal Age
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sepsis / epidemiology
Streptococcal Infections / epidemiology*,  mortality
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*
Trinidad and Tobago / epidemiology

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