+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Neonatal group B colonization and maternal urogenital and anorectal system carriage



Neonatal group B colonization and maternal urogenital and anorectal system carriage



Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni 20(4): 248-255



In pregnant women, the main reservoirs of group B streptococci (GBS) are rectum and urethra. The mother's birth canal and the newborn infant easily contract the organisms from these sites. We studied 100 women and their newborn babies to determine the relation between the maternal carriage and the neonatal group B streptococcal colonization. Vaginal, urethral and rectal swabs obtained from all pregnant women during labor. Within a few minutes after birth and on day 4 of life swab specimens were also taken from the external auditory canal, throat and umbilicus of the infants. The overall maternal carriage rate was found to be 7.00 percent. The frequency of transmission to the neonates was found to be 57.14 percent among maternal carriers. In early neonatal period, the colonization rate of GBS was found to be % 4.0 percent and the infection rate of GBS was found to be 2.0 percent among the newborn population.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 040780871

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 3309583


Related references

Neonatal group B streptococcal colonization and maternal urogenital or anorectal carriage. Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 30(1): 17-23, 1988

Relationship between neonatal group B streptococcal colonization and the maternal urogenital and anorectal system carrier state. Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni 19(2): 65-72, 1985

Colonization of newborns with group B streptococci: relation to maternal urogenital carriage. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 13(1): 23-27, 1981

Rectal colonization with group B streptococci: relation to urogenital carriage. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 10(4): 291-293, 1978

Relation between maternal urogenital carriage of group B streptococci and postmaturity and intrauterine asphyxia during delivery. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 12(4): 271-275, 1980

Maternal carriage and neonatal acquisition of group B streptococci. Journal of Infectious Diseases 145(6): 800-803, 1982

Maternal and neonatal colonization with group B Streptococcus and neonatal outcome. Indian Pediatrics 21(5): 357-363, 1984

Relation between neonatal pneumonia and maternal carriage of group B streptococci. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 14(4): 261-266, 1982

Group B streptococcus: maternal carriage rate and early neonatal septicaemia. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 26(4): 421-425, 1997

Maternal carriage and neonatal colonisation of group B streptococci in labour are uncommon in Turkey. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 8(2): 188-192, 1994

Maternal and neonatal colonization with group B streptococci in Ottawa. Canadian Medical Association Journal 120(9): 1110-1111, 1979

Chlorhexidine for prevention of neonatal colonization with group B streptococci. IV. Depressed puerperal carriage following vaginal washing with chlorhexidine during labour. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 24(4): 293-298, 1987

Maternal carriage and neonatal colonisation of group B streptococcus in eastern Turkey: prevalence, risk factors and antimicrobial resistance. International Journal of Clinical Practice 59(4): 437-440, 2005

Neonatal urinary ascites with urogenital and anorectal malformations. Indian Pediatrics 26(11): 1152-1154, 1989

Group B Streptococcal Maternal Colonization and Neonatal Disease: Molecular Mechanisms and Preventative Approaches. Frontiers in Pediatrics 6: 27, 2018