Streptococcal Group B invasive disease

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Streptococcal Group B invasive disease

Streptococcal Group B invasive disease is a bacterial infection caused by the streptococcus bacteria type B (strep B). Strep B normally lives without causing problems inside our digestive system and, in women, the vagina or birthing canal. While the rates of serious group B strep infections are much higher among newborns than among any other age group, serious group B strep infections occur in other age groups in both men and women. The rate is highest among adults 65 years of age and older. Most adult group B strep disease occurs in adults who have other medical conditions. These include: diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular disease; congestive heart failure; history of cancer; and obesity. The most common problems caused by group B strep in adults are bloodstream infections, pneumonia (infection in the lungs), skin and soft-tissue infections, and bone and joint infections. Rarely in adults, group B strep can cause meningitis (infection of the fluid and lining surrounding the brain). Depending on the area infected with the bacteria the symptoms varies. The common symptoms shared with all types of this disease include, fever, headache, malaise (feeling of uneasiness), localized pain. The source of infection for adults is unknown. If doctors suspect an adult has an invasive group B strep infection, they will take a sample of sterile body fluids, such as blood or spinal fluid. Group B strep disease is diagnosed when the bacteria are grown in the laboratory from samples of those fluids. Samples take a few days to grow. Sometimes group B strep can cause mild disease in adults, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs, also called bladder infections), which also can be diagnosed in the lab with a sample of urine. roup B strep infections are usually treated with penicillin or other common antibiotics. Sometimes soft tissue and bone infections may need surgery. Treatment will vary according to the kind of infection with group B strep someone has, and patients

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The terms "Streptococcal Group B invasive disease" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in South Africa: Importance of Surveillance Methodology.
 

Author(s): Vanessa Quan, Jennifer R Verani, Cheryl Cohen, Anne von Gottberg, Susan Meiring, Clare L Cutland, Stephanie J Schrag, Shabir A Madhi

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Data on neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease burden are needed to refine prevention policies. Differences in surveillance methods and investigating for cases can lead to varying disease burden estimates. We compared the findings of laboratory-based passive surveillance ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Incidence and serotype distribution of invasive group B streptococcal disease in young infants: a multi-country observational study.
 

Author(s): Luis Rivera, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Jesus Feris-Iglesias, Margaret Ip, Samir Saha, Peter V Adrian, Shabir A Madhi, Irving C Boudville, Marianne C Cunnington, Javier M Casellas, Karen S Slobod

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of serious infection in very young infants. Robust incidence data from many geographic regions, including Latin America and Asia, are however lacking.

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in Non-pregnant Adults, Réunion Island, 2011.
 

Author(s): Guillaume Camuset, Sandrine Picot, Julien Jaubert, Gianandrea Borgherini, Cyril Ferdynus, Aurélie Foucher, Jean-Christophe Maïza, Olivier Fels, Claire Poyart, Patrice Poubeau, Patrick Gérardin

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2015 Jun;35():46-50.

 

While the prevalence of Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization is important, little is known about invasive GBS (iGBS) disease in tropical areas. Our objective was to assess the burden of iGBS disease among non-pregnant adults.

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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Burden of Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in Infants and Resistance Surveillance in China
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Genetic Susceptibility to Severe Streptococcal Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Invasive Streptococcal Infection; Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease; Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease; Necrotising Fasciitis

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2016

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