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Obstetric observations in eleven cases of neonatal sepsis due to the group B beta hemolytic streptococcus.
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PMID:  768844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal sepsis due to Group B streptococcus is reported to be increasing, but the reasons are unclear. Eleven cases from a single hospital were reviewed for common obstetric factors. Frequent observations associated with 8 surviving infants were maternal infection, early evaluation and treatment of the newborn, and 4+ or 5+ growth on maternal cultures. In contrast, mothers of the 3 infants who died had no clinical signs of infection, and cultures were not obtained. All 11 infants had direct monitoring during labor but the frequency of infection, 1/1600 live births, was lower than usually reported. Three surviving infants and 3 nonsurvivors were premature. Semiquantitative culture technics suggest that the predominance of Group B streptococcus in the vagina may be a more important etiologic factor than the frequency of its presence.
J R Bobitt; W J Ledger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2009-10-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
Streptococcal Infections*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification

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