Sepsis neonatal tardía por estreptococo del grupo B. Transmisión a través de lactancia materna

Collado, Marta Bernardino; Movilla, Roberto Ortiz; Fernández, Blanca Álvarez; Vilaplana, Lucía Cabanillas; Hierro, Paloma García; Amador, José Tomás Ramos
July 2011
Revista de Enfermedades Infecciosas en Pediatria;jul-sep2011, Vol. 25 Issue 97, p17
Academic Journal
Group B Streptococcus, or Streptococcus agalactiae is a major causative agent of bacterial infection in newborns, with two clinical forms of onset: early and late. Of the latter, several transmission mechanisms are known: horizontal, nosocomial or community acquired. There are few cases reported in the literature about milk intake colonized by group B streptococci as a cause of late infection in the newborn. A case of a newborn who suffered late-onset sepsis and meningitis caused by group B strep, transmitted through breast milk in a mother without mastitis and describes the pathogenesis of this disease and the controversy about the maternal treatment or removal of breastfeeding in these cases.


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