Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Reliable Detection of Group B Streptococcus in the Clinical Laboratory.
Authors: Rosa-Fraile, Manuel
Spellerberg, Barbara
Keywords: GBS;group B streptococcus
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Clinical Laboratory Services
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Streptococcal Infections
Streptococcus agalactiae
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2017
Abstract: Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of invasive neonatal infections and a significant pathogen in immunocompromised adults. Screening to detect GBS colonization in pregnant women determines the need for antibiotic prophylaxis in that pregnancy. Efficient determination of the GBS colonization status of pregnant women is crucial. Methods that maximize the probability of GBS recovery are needed. The availability of technologies such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), molecular techniques, and chromogenic culture media, including Granada-type media, have changed the scenario for GBS detection and identification. This review presents and evaluates novel diagnostic tools, as well as classic identification techniques, for GBS species determination.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1128/JCM.00582-17
Appears in Collections:Producción 2020

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

This item is protected by original copyright

Except where otherwise noted, Items on the Andalusian Health Repository site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License.