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Can a fullterm baby get neonatal pneumonia from group b strep?
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
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In brief: Yes
Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae.
It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants.

In brief: Yes
Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae.
It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants.
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