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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

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BELLO, OSVALDO  and  PEROTTI, EDUARDO. Enfermedad invasiva por estreptococo del grupo B. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2004, vol.75, n.2, pp. 150-154. ISSN 0004-0584.

The invasive diseases caused by the group B streptococcus, represent a threat for neonates. The application of preventive measures has a singular impact in its incidence. In the present article five cases of group B streptococcus sepsis and meningitis are informed. They were registered in a 9 month period in the same location (Lavalleja), four cases had a fatal evolution. Multiple variants are analyzed and co-related whit other authors findings. The measurers adopted to avoid forward cases are featured, as well as their impact.

Keywords :  STREPTOCOCCUS AGALACTIAE;  STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS; INFANT, NEWBORN.

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