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November 25, 1974

Group B Streptococcal Neonatal Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Streptococcal Disease Section, Center for Disease Control, Fort Collins, Colo.

JAMA. 1974;230(8):1165-1167. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240080047029

Group B streptococcal neonatal infection is an increasing problem in this country and in Europe. Nine cases of group B streptococcal neonatal infection are reported from Ohio; these occurred over a six-month period with a case-fatality rate of 44%. Cases are divided into acute- and delayed-onset syndromes. The immunological findings of group B neonatal infections are discussed with specific regard to a survivor with group B type la organisms who demonstrated enhanced phagocytosis to B la organisms in vitro.

(JAMA 230:1165-1167, 1974)