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RUPTURE OF FETAL MEMBRANES AND PREMATURE DELIVERY ASSOCIATED WITH GROUP B STREPTOCOCCI IN URINE OF PREGNANT WOMEN

Authors
Journal
The Lancet
0140-6736
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
324
Issue
8394
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(84)90242-3

Abstract

Abstract 68 of a group of 2745 consecutive pregnant women had group B streptococci in their urine. In this group primary rupture of the membranes and premature delivery occurred in 35% and 20% respectively. In women without group B streptococci 15% had primary rupture of the membranes and premature delivery occurred in 8·5%. Group B streptococcal sepsis occurred in five infants, all had mothers with positive urine culture. Women with group B streptococci in their urine seem to have a significantly increased risk of primary rupture of the fetal membranes and premature delivery.

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