How Do You Identify Signs Of Group B Strep Infection?

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How Do You Identify Signs Of Group B Strep Infection?

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Group B streptococci refer specifically to the Lancefield beta group of Streptococcus agalactiae. This bacterium often causes postpartum infection and is the most common cause of infection in newborns. It is carried by up to 40 percent of pregnant women but only 1 to 2 percent of pregnancies in these women result in infections. The following steps will show how to identify signs of group B strep infections. Observe the more common infections of group B strep. These include arthritis, cellulitis, infected decubiti, diabetic feet and osteomyelitis. Group B strep also may cause endo-opthalmitis, meningitis, necrotizing fascititis and peritonitis occasionally. Look at the 2 distinct risk groups for group B strep. Young and middle-aged women who are otherwise healthy may contract group B strep from gynecological and obstetrical examinations. This is by far the most common type of patient with group B strep. Consider elderly patients with a pre-existing illness to be a second risk group for

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