serotype distribution of invasive group b streptococcal isolates in maryland: implications for vaccine formulation. maryland emerging infections program.invasive group b streptococcal (gbs) infection is a major health problem among infants and adults. the formulation of gbs vaccines depends on knowledge of the gbs serotype distribution. serotype v gbs infection appears to have recently emerged, suggesting that the serotype distribution changes over time. gbs isolates from 210 pediatric patients, 23 pregnant women, and 314 nonpregnant adults with invasive infection in maryland were studied. the predominant serotypes from infants with early-onset ...19989534974
decreasing incidence of perinatal group b streptococcal disease--united states, b streptococcal (gbs) infections are the leading cause of bacterial disease and death among newborns in the united states and an important cause of morbidity among peripartum women and nonpregnant adults with chronic medical conditions. disease in infants usually presents as sepsis, pneumonia or meningitis but also may include cellulitis or osteomyelitis. in 1990, gbs infections caused an estimated 7600 serious illnesses and 310 deaths among u.s. infants aged < or = 90 days; infections amo ...19979182211
emergence of serotype v group b streptococcal infection among infants and adults. 19957844407
group b beta-hemolytic streptococcal colonization. acquisition, persistence, and effect of umbilical cord treatment with triple dye.following an outbreak of group b beta-hemolytic streptococcal neonatal infection (gbs), a prevalence survey of gbs colonization was performed on 238 infants. no important differences were noted in the prevalence of colonization when the infants were grouped according to age. follow-up of 24 colonized babies for three months disclosed that most had persistence of gbs at the rectum and pharynx. local umbilical cord care with triple dye (td) or hexachlorophene skin cleanser was compared with untrea ...1977319653
relapsing invasive group b streptococcal infection in study recurrent group b streptococcal infection in adults.19957639441
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