Streptococcus, Group B

Precautions

Routine Practices

General Information

Gram positive cocci in chains

Common inhabitants of human gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract.

Major cause of perinatal infections, including bacteremia, endometritis, chorioamnionitis.

UTI in pregnant women and systemic and focal infections in neonates and young infants.

Can also cause systemic infection in immunocompromised adults and those 65 years and older.