A 32-year-old female asked:
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pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic group-b- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Group B Strep: Group B Strep is an infection that can be associated with miscarraige and premature delivery. Babies born to mothers with this infection are at risk of serious infection either immediately after birth or up to three months after delivery. Antibiotics are frequently given to the mother during labor to prevent this transmission.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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