Pishko, Elizabeth; Kaye, Donald
April 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 7, pii
Academic Journal
Announces the release of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease prevention guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended antenatal screening for GBS colonization for pregnant women; Inclusion of prophylaxis regimens for women with penicillin allergy and updated neonatal management algorithms.


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