[neonatal group b streptococcus infection: an integrated approach (of clinical pathologists, gynecologists, midwives, pediatricians-neonatologists) of the functional area of cuneo (italy)].the frequency of early-onset neonatal sepsis without prophylaxis is 1-5/1.000 live births. since year '70 the most frequent causative microorganism is the group b streptococcus (s. agalactiae, gbs), followed by escherichia coli. the mortality rate is now reduced to 4% due to the improvement of neonatal intensive care. in the usa, the incidence of gbs early-onset neonatal sepsis has been markedly reduced by the application of the guidelines released by the centers for disease control (cdc). this ...200819431950
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