Streptococcus group B positive mothers and neonatal pneumonia

Zisovska, Elizabeta and Pehcevska, Nevena (2013) Streptococcus group B positive mothers and neonatal pneumonia. In: 31st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Infectious Diseases, 28 May-01 June 2013, Milan, Italy.

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Abstract

Background: Maternal vaginal swabs positive for Streptococcus group B (GBS) can cause severe infections in newborns. The aims of this study were: to identufy the rate of neonatal pneumonia in GBS positive mothers, GBS negative mothers, and mothers with unknown bacterial status. The positive predictive value of GBS positive status for neonatal plenumonia is only 23,5%, but the negative predictive value is 91%, which means that the GBS negative mothers have really low risk for having baby with congenital pneumonia. These results suggest a conclusion that determining GBS status can help, together with all other means (diagnostic possibilities) in preventing and treating congenital pneumonia. Key words: neonatal pneumonia, GBS positive swab, infection

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Elizabeta Zisovska
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 10:41
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/13623

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