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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Oct;14(10):1647-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1410.080185.

Invasive group B streptococcal infections in infants, France.

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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U567, Unité Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 810, Paris, France. claire.poyart@cch.aphp.fr

Abstract

Clinical features and molecular characterization of 109 group B streptococci causing neonatal invasive infections were determined over an 18-month period in France. Sixty-four percent of the strains were from late-onset infections, and 75% were capsular type III. The hypervirulent clone ST-17 was recovered in 80% of meningitis cases.

PMID:
18826837
PMCID:
PMC2609873
DOI:
10.3201/eid1410.080185
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