Uncommon manifestations of neonatal group b Streptococcus infection: case report and literature review
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
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.
Streptococcus agalactiae, infec-tion, newborn
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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