Diagnosis and management of group B streptococcus in pregnancy.


Journal Article (Review)

Group B streptococcus (GBS) can cause significant maternal and neonatal morbidity. Over the past 30 years, reductions in early-onset GBS neonatal sepsis in the United States have been attributable to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for antepartum screening and treating this organism during labor. This article highlights the clinical implications, screening, diagnosis, prophylactic interventions, and future therapies for mothers with GBS during the peripartum period.

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Cited Authors

  • Ahmadzia, HK; Heine, RP

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 629 - 647

PubMed ID

  • 25454995

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25454995

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8545

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2014.08.009


  • eng