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Doctor insights on: Group B Streptococcal Infection Premature Rupture Of Membranes

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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What makes a premature rupture of membranes in pregnancy a high risk for infection?

What makes a premature rupture of membranes in pregnancy a high risk for infection?

Group B strep: If the vagina is colonized with group b strep and the membranes rupture. The baby is exposed to this infection the longer the membranes remain ruptured and the longer the baby is not delivered. ...Read more

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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been seen. Complications may warrant additional time on meds.The kids generally stabilize on treatment within a few days & toward the end of treatment appear quite normal. ...Read more

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What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally. ...Read more

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What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

Several: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

Usually unknown.: Infections, preterm labor, cervical incompetence, cigarette smoking, polyhydramnios and multifetal pregnancies are all possible etiologies, although most individual cases remain idiopathic, or undiagnosed. ...Read more

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How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

Depends: The rupture and loss of fluid are fast. Delivery should be undertaken shortly thereafter to avoid complifcations of infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Water Broke (Definition)

In a pregnant women, when the amniotic sac ruptures, she will feel fluid leak from her vagina in a trickle or a gush. For most women, contractions follow shortly thereafter. Sometimes, the amniotic sac doesn't rupture until ...Read more