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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...

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...
Penicillin. It depends what you mean. If you are treating a soft tissue infection the antibiotic of choice is oral penicillin or cephalosporin. If you mean gbs + colonization of the genital tract during pregnancy, then this is treated with IV penicillin until delivery. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Group B streptococcal infection?

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. Read more...