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Congenital septicaemia and pneumonia due to group B streptoccus

  • Colm O’Herlihy
  • Joan Gearty
  • Philip Troy
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Summary

A case of congenital septicaemia and pneumonia is described in a term infant born to a vaginal carrier of Lancefield Group B streptococcus. This organism’s increasing significance as a cause of perinatal infection is emphasised.

Keywords

Perinatal Infection Haemolytic Streptococcus Early Onset Group Bilateral Pulmonary Infiltrate National Maternity Hospital 
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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colm O’Herlihy
    • 1
  • Joan Gearty
    • 1
  • Philip Troy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neonatal Paediatrics and PathologyNational Maternity HospitalDublin

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