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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb;35(2):222-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000974.

Incidence and Outcome of Group B Streptococcal Sepsis in Infants in Switzerland.

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From the *Service of Neonatology, Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; †Infectious Diseases Service, Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; ‡Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Research Center, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; §Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland; ¶Department of Pediatrics, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; ‖Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Children's Hospital of Geneva, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; **Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University Children's Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland; ††Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland; ‡‡Department of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Eastern Switzerland St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; §§Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; ¶¶Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Chur, Chur, Switzerland; ‖‖Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; and ***Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Children's Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

The incidence and outcome of group B streptococcal (GBS) sepsis were assessed prospectively between September 2011 and February 2015 in all tertiary care pediatric hospitals of Switzerland. We describe a low incidence of GBS early-onset sepsis (0.12/1000 livebirths) and a predominance of GBS late-onset sepsis (0.36/1000 livebirths), a pattern that has not been reported in other countries.

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26535881
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0000000000000974
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