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what increases my baby's risk of having a late onset group b strep infection?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Usually unknown: Any new born baby staying for a prolonged period in a neonatal intensive care unit is at higher risk. Other than that, most of late-onset group b strep infections are community acquired.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I decrease the risk of my baby getting a group b strep infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated & babies are monitored & tested for a specific period after delivery. Discuss your concerns with your ob.

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