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Group B streptococcal disease in Portuguese infants younger than 90 days.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
1468-2052
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
93
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 18089629
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

GBS infection is predominantly an early infection of the term infant. Mortality is higher in preterm and very low birthweight infants. GBS prophylaxis based on risk factors would leave untreated 78% of term babies who will present with early-onset disease.

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