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

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