Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management

Group B streptococcal meningitis in the newborn

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Dr Aiwyne Foo
Foundation Years Journal, volume 8, issue 8, p.22 (123Doc Education, London, September 2014)


The management of both late and early onset of disease is not dissimilar but the source of infection is of interest. The preventive strategies of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) infection in neonates and the complications of GBS meningitis are discussed.

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Dr Aiwyne Foo (Corresponding author)

Consultant Paediatrician
Dept of Paediatrics
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
S44 5BL


1.  Filleron A, Lombard F, Jacquot A et al. Group B streptococci in milk and late neonatal infection: an analysis of cases in the literature. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2014;99:F41-47.



4.  Verani JR, McGee L,Schrag SJ. Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease-revised guidelines from CDC, 2010. MMWR Recomm Rep 2010;59:1-36.


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