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Minerva Pediatrica 2002 April;54(2):161-4

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Early onset of neonatal sepsis due to group A streptococcus

Casanova-Román M., Rios J., Sánchez-Porto A., Casanova-Bellido M.


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Neonatal infections by group A ß-hemolytic streptococcus are very rare in the antibiotic era. There are only a few cases in the first 72 hours after birth. The authors describe a case in which it was confirmed that the bacteria responsible, group A ß-hemolytic streptococcus, had grown in the newborn's blood and in the mother's lochia. The transmission mechanisms are also reviewed.

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