Culture-based versus risk-based screening for the prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns: A review of national guidelines

Caroline S E Homer, Vanessa Scarf, Christine Catling, Deborah DAVIS

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Abstract

Maternal colonisation with group B streptococcus (GBS) is recognised as the most frequent cause of severe early onset infection in newborns. National and international guidelines outline two approaches to the prevention of early onset disease in the neonate: risk based management and antenatal culture-based screening. We undertook an analysis of existing national and international guidelines in relation to GBS in pregnancy using a standardised and validated instrument to highlight the different recommended approaches to care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalWomen and Birth
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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