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Late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis exceeds early-onset pediatric cases in Switzerland

November 30, 2015

Cases of late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis were more prevalent than early-onset cases among pediatric hospitals in Switzerland, according to recent data in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

“The present study confirms that [group B streptococcus (GBS)] remains among the top three causes of sepsis in infants, together with Escherichia coli and coagulase-negative staphylococci,” Eric Giannoni, MD, of the neonatology department at Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues wrote. “Our results show a strong predominance of late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis over early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis.”

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