Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B strep)

Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B strep)


Standard Precautions


General Information

Penicillin or ampicillin

Gram positive cocci in chains, beta-hemolytic.

Common inhabitants of human gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract.

  • Skin and soft tissue infections.
  • Major cause of perinatal infections, including bacteremia, endometritis, chorioamnionitis SEE IWK Spectrum Guidelines.
  • UTI in pregnant women and systemic and focal infections in neonates and young infants. SEE IWK Spectrum Guidelines.

Prophylactic antibiotic at delivery for some women, SEE IWK Spectrum Guidelines