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Is Antenatal Group B Streptococcal Carriage a Predictor of Adverse Obstetric Outcome?

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Author(s): Suzanne M. Garland | Nigel Kelly | Antony M. Ugoni

Journal: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSN 1064-7449

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 138;
Date: 2000;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Objectives: While early-onset neonatal GBS sepsis is positively associated with premature birth and prolonged rupture of membranes, there is debate in the literature as to whether maternal GBS colonization is a predictor of adverse obstetric outcome. This is a critical issue to resolve for appropriate management (expectant vs. interventional management) of the patient presenting with premature rupture of membranes, who has no overt signs of sepsis, but who is colonized with GBS.
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