Serotypes, genotypes, and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of group B streptococci causing neonatal sepsis and meningitis before and after introduction of antibiotic prophylaxis.

M.A. Trijbels-Smeulders, J.L. Kimpen, L.A. Kollee, J. Bakkers, W.J. Melchers, L. Spanjaard, W.J. Wannet, M.A. Hoogkamp-Korstanje

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Abstract

We studied the characteristics of strains isolated from neonates with group B streptococci sepsis and meningitis, before and after the introduction of antibiotic prophylaxis in The Netherlands. In 1999, 1 year after this introduction the serotype and genotype distribution and the susceptibility patterns of the GBS strains had not changed. Penicillins remain drugs of first choice to prevent and treat neonatal GBS disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-948
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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