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Uncommon manifestations of neonatal group b Streptococcus infection: case report and literature review

  • GREGOR NOSAN1
  • DOMINIKA ZUGELJ1
  • DARJA PARO-PANJAN1

1Department of Neonatology, Division of Pediatrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI: 10.22514/SV121.102016.23 Vol.12,Issue S1,October 2016 pp.125-127

Published: 10 October 2016

*Corresponding Author(s): GREGOR NOSAN E-mail: gregor.nosan@kclj.si

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Abstract

Streptococcus agalactiae, also called Group B Streptococcus (GBS), is a common path-ogen in the neonatal period that can cause early- and late-onset infections. The most common manifestations are bacteremia without an apparent focus of infection, pneumonia and meningitis. Additionally, GBS can rarely cause early- and late-onset infections with uncommon manifesta-tions. If they go unrecognized, they may lead to inappropriate treatment and in-creased neonatal morbidity and mortality. In this article, a case report of an infant with early-onset GBS bullous impetigo is presented together with a short review of other uncommon manifestations of GBS infection.

Key words

Streptococcus agalactiae, infec-tion, newborn

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GREGOR NOSAN,DOMINIKA ZUGELJ,DARJA PARO-PANJAN. Uncommon manifestations of neonatal group b Streptococcus infection: case report and literature review. Signa Vitae. 2016. 12(S1);125-127.

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