Streptococcus Group B

Streptococcus Group B


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General Information

Gram positive cocci in chains, beta-hemolytic.

Common inhabitants of human gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract.

  • Major cause of perinatal infections, including bacteremia, endometritis, chorioamnionitis.
  • UTI in pregnant women and systemic and focal infections in neonates and young infants.
  • Can also cause systemic infection in immunocompromised adults and those 65 years and older.

Contact and Droplet precautions until 24 hours of effective antibiotic therapy for invasive disease only.