Streptococcal Infection Group B Symptoms
Group B streptococcal infection in the newborn can occur in two time-frames: early-onset infection and late-onset infection.
Early-onset infection produces symptoms of infection within the first week of life, and usually within the first 48 hours of delivery. Pneumonia is the most common infection, causing symptoms of pneumonia and symptoms of shock. Symptoms of meningitis may be present in up to 30% of infants.
Late-onset infection occurs more slowly: usually after the first week of life. Symptoms of meningitis are most common in this group.
Group B streptococcal infection in the mother may cause:
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