Perinatal infection GBS.

Authors: D. Matušková
Authors‘ workplace: Neonatologické oddělení FN Brno
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2005; 9(5): 13-14


Problems of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) perinatal infection from the neonatologist´s perspective are presented. GBS infection may lead even to death of the newborn. Basic information on the pathogen, risk factors, clinical course and current diagnostic approaches is provided. The screening system that is currently in use and prophylactic procedures are described as well.

Key words:
GBS – group B Streptococcus, perinatal infection, screening, antibiotic prophylaxis, risk factor for perinatal infection


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