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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 5. No. 1, 2000

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2000;5:8-14

Original Article

Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection: A Two and a Half-year Retrospective Study in a Local Regional Hospital

SHS Chan, KM Wan, WH Lee


We performed a retrospective review of those neonates suffering from Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection during the period of 1 January 1996 to 30 June 1998 when there was no implementation of intrapartum chemoprophylaxis. 12 patients with early onset GBS infection and 4 patients with late onset GBS infection were identified. The incidence of early onset and late onset GBS infection are calculated as 0.96 per 1000 live birth and 0.32 per 1000 live birth respectively. The overall incidence of invasive GBS diseases is 1.3 per 1000 live birth with 75% belongs to the early onset group. This incidence is of significance and is comparable to the western studies.

Keyword : Neonates; Group B Streptococcal infection; Retrospective review

Abstract in Chinese


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