Monica M. Farley

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Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Streptococcus agalactiae or group B streptococcus (GBS)—a gram-positive, β-hemolytic organism in the Streptococcus genus that carries the Lancefield group B antigen. GBS are encapsulated organisms and ten antigenically distinct capsular serotypes have been described (1a, 1b, II–IX). What is the best treatment? What are…

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