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Chronic carrier state in mothers of infants with group B streptococcal infections

Dykes, Anna-Karin LU ; Kvist Christensen, Karen and Christensen, Poul (1985) In Obstetrics and Gynecology 66(1). p.84-88
Abstract
Seven of eight women who had given birth to infants with early onset or intrauterine infection caused by group B streptococci remained carriers of the same serotype of group B streptococci up to 38 months after their pregnancy. In contrast, only 34 of 88 group B streptococci carriers who had given birth to healthy infants harbored the same serotype at the 34 months' follow-up (P = .009). Among the control subjects, 29 of 71 showed increased serum levels at followup of antibodies against the serotype isolated at delivery, a significantly higher proportion compared with the mothers of infected infants/fetuses. The results indicate that mothers of group B streptococci-infected infants are chronic urogenital carriers of group B streptococci... (More)
Seven of eight women who had given birth to infants with early onset or intrauterine infection caused by group B streptococci remained carriers of the same serotype of group B streptococci up to 38 months after their pregnancy. In contrast, only 34 of 88 group B streptococci carriers who had given birth to healthy infants harbored the same serotype at the 34 months' follow-up (P = .009). Among the control subjects, 29 of 71 showed increased serum levels at followup of antibodies against the serotype isolated at delivery, a significantly higher proportion compared with the mothers of infected infants/fetuses. The results indicate that mothers of group B streptococci-infected infants are chronic urogenital carriers of group B streptococci without responding immunologically against the organism. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Seven of eight women who had given birth to infants with early onset or intrauterine infection caused by group B streptococci remained carriers of the same serotype of group B streptococci up to 38 months after their pregnancy. In contrast, only 34 of 88 group B streptococci carriers who had given birth to healthy infants harbored the same serotype at the 34 months' follow-up (P = .009). Among the control subjects, 29 of 71 showed increased serum levels at followup of antibodies against the serotype isolated at delivery, a significantly higher proportion compared with the mothers of infected infants/fetuses. The results indicate that mothers of group B streptococci-infected infants are chronic urogenital carriers of group B streptococci without responding immunologically against the organism.},
  author       = {Dykes, Anna-Karin and Kvist Christensen, Karen and Christensen, Poul},
  issn         = {1873-233X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {84--88},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  title        = {Chronic carrier state in mothers of infants with group B streptococcal infections},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {1985},
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