Prevention of early onset group B streptococcal disease: Controversial issues

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Intrapartum chemoprophylaxis is currently the most effective preventive strategy against the neonatal early-onset group B streptococcal infection. The principal controversies on strategies for intrapartum antibiotic administration, possible adverse effects, management of newborn and possible future preventive strategies reported in the literature are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Early onset neonatal sepsis
  • Group B streptococcus
  • Intrapartum antibiotic
  • Neonatal infection
  • Streptococcal prevention
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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