Chapter 50. Group B Streptococcus

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Mara J. Dinsmoor MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch50

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Dinsmoor, M. J. (2005) Group B Streptococcus, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch50

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • group B streptococcus;
  • Streptococcus agalactiae;
  • colonization, resulting in symptomatic infection;
  • GBS, occurring in endometrial cultures from patients;
  • Vancomycin, for penicillin-allergic patient;
  • intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IPAP);
  • GBS, causing mortality and serious morbidity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading