Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, such as diabetes or liver disease.
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Find out why you need to be screened for Group B strep during pregnancy.
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A common and harmless bacterial infection in women presents a risk to babies as they're born. What it is: Group B strep (GBS) is a bacterium found in the vagina and rectum of healthy women. It causes ...
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Is Group B strep the same as strep throat? What is Group B Strep infection? Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is found in the lower intestine of 10-35% of all healthy adults and ...
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Hi there Dr. T. I am 36 1/2 weeks and I just found out that I was GBS+ and I am very concerned about my baby. I wonder, why give antibiotics during labor? Why not now? I have also had many problems ...
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need to know about group B strep — and why you need to be tested. Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a common bacterium often carried in the intestines or lower genital tract. Although group B ...
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bacteria) Frequently Asked Questions Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, ...
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What is Group B Strep? Group B strep (also called GBS or Beta strep) is a type of bacteria found in the vagina in about 15% of women. There are normally different types of bacteria in the vagina ...
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My husband and I are expecting our fourth child, and I have been diagnosed as being a carrier of beta strep. From everything I have read, (which isn't a whole lot) if the baby comes in contact with ...
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