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Prevalence of Capsular Serotype, Pilus Island Distribution, and Antibiotic Resistance in Pediatric and Adult Invasive Group B Streptococcus Isolates: Data From a Nationwide Prospective Surveillance Study in Germany.

Florens Lohrmann, Angela Berg, Esther Wicker, Anita Imm, Gérard Krause, Katharina Zürn, Reinhard Berner, Markus Hufnagel, Fabian Lander,

For neonates, group B Streptococcus is life threatening. Current prevention strategies remain insufficient, especially for cases of late-onset sepsis, where intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis has demonstrated no benefit. One promising approach is the vaccination of pregnant women, which offers protective immunity via transplacental transmission of neutralizing antibodies. Our nationwide, prospective surveillance ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2021, 40(1):76-82]

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Group B Streptococci: Declining Incidence in Infants in Germany.

Esther Wicker, Fabian Lander, Felix Weidemann, Markus Hufnagel, Reinhard Berner, Gérard Krause,

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns worldwide. From 2000 to 2008, national guidelines in Germany recommended intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for pregnant women displaying risk factors (eg, perinatal anogenital GBS colonization, rupture of the membranes ≥18 hours before birth) for the vertical transmission ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2019, 38(5):516-519]

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