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Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Seoud, Muheiddine
dc.contributor.author Nassar, Anwar H.
dc.contributor.author Zalloua, Pierre
dc.contributor.author Boghossian, Nansi
dc.contributor.author Ezeddine, Jihad
dc.contributor.author Fakhoury, Hassan
dc.contributor.author Araj, George
dc.contributor.author Nacouzi, Ghinwa
dc.contributor.author Sanyoura, May
dc.contributor.author Yunis, Khalid
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-22T06:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-22T06:57:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1600-0412 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11112
dc.description.abstract The study aimed at determining the prevalence, risk factors, perinatal transmission, and serotypes of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) among pregnant women and their newborns in Beirut, Lebanon. This was a cross-sectional study of all pregnant women admitted from February to September 2006 to three major hospitals. Overall, 137 of 775 (17.7%) mothers and 50 of 682 newborns (7.3%) tested positive for GBS. Maternal colonization was not associated with maternal age, household income, gravidity, intrapartum fever, preterm labor, or premature rupture of membrane. Transmission rate was 40/120 (30%). Serotype 5 (24.1%) was the most common followed by serotype 1a (15.0%), 3 (14.4%), 2 (11.8%) and 1b (7.5%). Pregnant women in Lebanon appear to have a relatively high prevalence of GBS colonization with no identifiable risk factors for its acquisition. These results could provide basis for the institution of a national policy for universal maternal GBS screening to reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle incidence and implications en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 20030001 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica en_US
dc.journal.volume 89 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 399-403 en_US
dc.keywords Risk factors en_US
dc.keywords Perinatal transmission en_US
dc.keywords Serotypes of Group B Streptococcus en_US
dc.keywords Pregnant women en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Seoud, M., Nassar, A. H., Zalloua, P., Boghossian, N., Ezeddine, J., Fakhoury, H., ... & Sanyoura, M. (2010). Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon: incidence and implications. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, 89(3), 399-403. en_US
dc.author.email pierre.zalloua@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00016340903560008?scroll=top&needAccess=true en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8494-5081 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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