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A study of children with group B streptococcus isolation at the pediatric department of a hospital

Haruki HOSONO, Naoko NISHIMURA, Suguru TAKEUCHI, Fumihiko HATTORI, Kazuhiro HORIBA, Mai ISAJI, Yu OKAI, Yasunori OHSHIMA, Kensei GOTO, Koji TAKEMOTO, Takao OZAKI

From patients attending the Pediatric Department of Konan Kosei Hospital from May 2008 to April 2010, 36 cases (aged 0-12 years) with Group B beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GBS) isolation, were considered. Among these cases, 6% were GBS (36/595) isolated cases, and of those, 44% were newborn infants (16/36). Three out of the 36 cases (8%) had apparent GBS infection (1 case of cerebral meningitis, 1 case of bacteremia, and 1 case of urinary-tract infection), but all were cured by antimicrobial therapy with no after effects. All 36 isolated strains were susceptible to ABPC, but 8%, 13%, and 13% appeared resistant to CAM, TFLX, and LVFX, respectively. Careful attention will need to be paid in future to changes in antimicrobial sensitivities in GBS.

Departmemt of Pediatrics, Konan Kosei Hospital

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Received January 16, 2013
Accepted April 1, 2013

25 (2):157─162,2013