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 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Emerging trends in the epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in England and Wales, 1991-2010.
 

Author(s): Theresa L Lamagni, Catherine Keshishian, Androulla Efstratiou, Rebecca Guy, Katherine L Henderson, Karen Broughton, Elizabeth Sheridan

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Sep;57(5):682-8.

 

Few cross-population studies examining the epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal (GBS) disease have been undertaken. To identify longitudinal trends in the burden and characteristics of infections, national surveillance data on diagnoses in England and Wales from 1991 to 2010 were analyzed.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Invasive group B streptococcal disease in the elderly, Minnesota, USA, 2003-2007.
 

Author(s): Neelay J Kothari, Craig A Morin, Anita Glennen, Delois Jackson, Jane Harper, Stephanie J Schrag, Ruth Lynfield

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2009 Aug;15(8):1279-81.

 

In Minnesota, incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease was 3 times greater in older adults in long-term care facilities than in older adults in community settings (67.7/100,000 vs. 21.4/100,000) during 2003-2007. The overall case-fatality rate was 6.8%, and concurrent conditions ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2009

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Increasing burden of invasive group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant adults, 1990-2007.
 

Author(s): Tami H Skoff, Monica M Farley, Susan Petit, Allen S Craig, William Schaffner, Ken Gershman, Lee H Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Janet Mohle-Boetani, Shelley Zansky, Bernadette A Albanese, Karen Stefonek, Elizabeth R Zell, Delois Jackson, Terry Thompson, Stephanie J Schrag

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2009 Jul;49(1):85-92.

 

Group B Streptococcus (GBS), traditionally considered to be a neonatal pathogen, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults and among those with underlying medical conditions. We used population-based surveillance to examine trends in adult GBS disease during ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2009

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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: 13 Jun 2014

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