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The influence of advancing gestation on group B streptococcal colonization in pregnant women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1096618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An investigation to determine the throat and vaginal colonization rates of group B streptococci among second- and third-trimester pregnant women was performed. Group B streptococci were recovered from 25.4 per cent of third-trimester and 14.8 per cent of second-trimester parturient (p = less than 0.025). Serotype distribution of isolates was similar among these two study groups. No significant differences in colonization rates were noted on the basis of age, race, parity, or complications of pregnancy.However, postpartum fever occurred in 22 per cent of colonized and only 4 per cent of noncolonized second-trimester parturients. The reason for this significant increase in group B streptococcal colonization rates with advancing gestation remains speculative.
C J Baker; F F Barrett; M D Yow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-11     Completed Date:  1975-10-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  820-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
African Continental Ancestry Group
Age Factors
European Continental Ancestry Group
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / epidemiology
Fever / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology
Infection / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Pharynx / microbiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third*
Puerperal Infection / epidemiology*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*
Vagina / microbiology*

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