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A 29-year-old female asked:

how common is sepsis from strep b uti? i'm pregnant and 2nd round of antibiotics in one month! hope it goes away and stays away. never had uti since i was a kid so i'm worried. why am i getting this kind of infection now! pregnancy is not good start

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rare for you: Group B strep does cause sepsis in newborns who have little natural immunity. If you are a carrier (1/3 will at some point), you would be treated with IV antibiotics during labor to protect baby. Oral treatment can handle a random UTI, as you have, but I wouldn't worry about you becoming septic. It is a common germ from the GI tract & adults rarely if ever have much more than a UTI from it.

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