A 33-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: group b streptococcal infection?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Group B Strep: Group B Strep (or GBS) infection is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae. It can can cause serious illness (sepsis) and sometimes death, especially in newborns, the elderly, diabetics and people with weakened immune systems. If you have questions about this or other infections, you should talk to a doctor.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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