epidemiology of group b streptococcal carriage among pregnant women and their neonates: an african experience.a prospective study of group b streptococcal vaginal carriage among 225 nigerian pregnant women in labour at uch, ibadan during a 3 month period in 1980 revealed a vaginal carriage rate of 19.5%; 8.9% of the 224 infants of the 218 infant-mother pair studied were colonized at birth. a significant proportion of the colonized mothers were primigravidas but no significant association was found between vaginal colonization and premature onset of labour, prolonged rupture of membranes, prolonged labou ...19836351383
group b streptococcal carriage in nigeria.1038 patients of different age groups and clinical conditions attending three large hospitals in ibadan between august 1977 and december 1978 were screened for group b streptococcal carriage. 132 (12.7%) of these patients were found to be colonized by this organism. a breakdown of the colonization rates was: in women--19.3% during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, 17.6% during labour (third trimester) and 19% among std patients; in adult males--9% among std patients and nil among pat ...19807001689
determination of asymptomatic carrier rate of beta-haemolytic group b streptococcus in vaginas of pregnant women in ibadan, nigeria.bacteriological studies of 500 vaginal swabs from pregnant women in second and third trimester from 4 government hospitals in ibadan showed that 8 (1.6 per cent) were found to be culture-positive for group b streptococcus. five (1.0 per cent) were found to harbour group d streptococci. all the 8 group b streptococcus isolates were sensitive to erythromycin, methicillin, penicillin g, ampicillin and chloramphenicol in decreasing order. they were resistant to tetracycline, sulphafurazole and strep ...19863526761
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