Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003
Invasive Group B Streptococcal Infections in Finland: A Population-based Study
|Risk group||No. of hospitals (%)
|GBS specimen taken/ result positiveb||GBS specimen not taken/results unknown|
|GBS bacteriuria during current pregnancy
|Invasive GBS disease in previously delivered child
|Delivery <37 wk gestation
|Rupture of membranes >18 h
|Intrapartum fever >38°C||31 (82)||33 (87)|
aGBS, group B streptococcus.
bOnly one hospital routinely screened all pregnant women for prenatal GBS carriage.
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