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genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in group b streptococcus colonizing young, nonpregnant women.the genetic diversity of group b streptococcus in young, nonpregnant women is not well studied. application of multilocus sequence analysis to 85 group b streptococcus strains recovered from college students revealed similarities and differences in distribution of group b streptococcus lineages, compared with that of previously studied pregnant populations, and revealed that strains of 1 clone were associated with antibiotic resistance.200818558880
incidence and duration of group b streptococcus by serotype among male and female college students living in a single dormitory.group b streptococcus causes a variety of morbid and sometimes fatal conditions affecting individuals of all age groups. there are nine known serotypes of this gram-positive coccus but few estimates of the incidence and duration of its colonization and none by serotype in the literature. in 2001, the authors conducted a prospective cohort study among 257 men and women living in a single dormitory in ann arbor, michigan. the 3-week incidence with any serotype was 11.3% (+/-3.9%) among women and 8 ...200616421237
prevalence of group b streptococcus colonization and potential for transmission by casual contact in healthy young men and women.group b streptococcus (gbs) causes disease in newborns, pregnant women, and adults with underlying medical conditions, but it is also a commensal organism that commonly colonizes the bowel. in this study, the prevalence of colonization was high among 241 women (34%) and 211 men (20%) living in a college dormitory; sexually experienced subjects had twice the colonization rates of sexually inexperienced participants. other predictors of colonization varied by colonization site. only 10 of the 142 ...200415307006
risk factors for group b streptococcal colonization: potential for different transmission systems by capsular type.group b streptococcus (gbs) is a common inhabitant of the bowel and vaginal flora, with known transmission routes including sexual contact and vertical transmission from mother to infant. food-borne transmission is also possible, as gbs is a known fish and bovine pathogen. we conducted a prospective cohort study in order to identify risk factors for acquisition.200717689259
group b streptococcus colonization in male and nonpregnant female university students: a cross-sectional prevalence study.we describe the prevalence of colonization with group b streptococcus species in a random sample of otherwise healthy male and nonpregnant female college students. colonization with group b streptococcus species occurs at a high frequency among healthy students, and there was a suggestion that it is associated with having engaged in sexual activity, tampon use, milk consumption, and hand washing done < or =4 times per day. however, larger studies are needed to verify these findings.200211740706
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