Familial segregation of group B streptococcal infection in a consanguineous kindred

Francesco Licciardi, Davide Montin, Antonia Versace, Giuseppina Migliore, Chryssoula Tzialla, Jacques Fellay, Alessandro Borghesi

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Two cases of neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection occurring in a large consanguineous kindred are described. The observation suggests that susceptibility to isolated GBS disease in this family may have been the result of an inborn error of immunity inherited as a Mendelian autosomal recessive trait.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016



  • GBS
  • Genetic
  • Mendelian
  • Neonatal
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  • Streptococcus agalactiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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