Effects of group B scococcal (GBS) on infants

The article is consulted professionally by Master, Dr. Nguyen Thi An – Pediatrician – Newborn – Pediatrics – Newborn – Share99 Ha Long International Health Hub. The doctor is very passionate about health care for children and has experience in successfully treating many difficult cases in babies.

Group B syseposis is a group of bacteria that pregnant women can get. This is a dangerous pathology, which can cause serious complications such as sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis or even infant mortality.

1. What is group B syseposis in pregnant women?

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that resides in the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, genital tract. This type of bacteria appears in 20-30% of pregnant women and usually does not cause any manifestations.

The cause of group B sysepticinfection : GBS is not a sexually transmitted disease but a sysy organism – living in the body. Is group B syseptic dangerous? In most cases, GBS does not harm women. However, in some cases, GBS causes cervical inflammation or urinary tract inflammation in women. In particular, since group B styrocococcal exists in the vagina, it can infect babies during labor and cause a number of dangerous diseases.

2. Symptoms of group B singuptoptosm infection during pregnancy


Pregnant mothers should be wary of some of the following symptoms

Some warning signs of pregnancy with group B sysu singuity infection during pregnancy include:

  • Early labor (before 37 weeks of gestation).
  • The amniotic fluid breaks prematurely before 37 weeks without signs of labor.
  • Early rupture 18 – 24 hours before labor.
  • Fever above 37.8°C during labor.
  • Had been infected with GBS during her previous pregnancy.
  • Detection of GBS in the urine during pregnancy.
  • Previous history of birth of children with group B syseptic infection.

3. Effects of group B scococcal on babies

Sysentosis of group B of pregnancy can harm the fetus such as: Leading to premature labor, rupture of the amniotic membrane, inflammation of the amniotic membrane. With pregnant women, GBS can also cause urinary infections, renal tank inflammation, osteomyelitis, endometritis and post-birth mastitis.

In newborns, group B scococcal is considered the leading cause of infection. This group of bacteria can cause 2 clinical diseases in babies including:

  • Early newborn infection : Occurs in the first 7 days after birth, usually within 24-48 hours after birth. Early oncological symptoms in a child include: Apnea, neglect, hypotension, respiratory failure, and high mortality from pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis.
  • Late newborn infection : Occurs in children aged 7-90 days. Group B singococcal bacteria can be transmitted from mother to child during labor or later exposure, either because breast milk is infected with GBS or the mother has GBS-infectitis of the mammary glands. The most common disease when singular infection of group B is meningitis in newborns. Children with meningitis may experience serious and long-term consequences such as deafness, intellectual retness, mobility, and mental illness,…

4. Prevention of group B syseptic infection from mother to child

For group B sysysoccal screening, GBS testing should be performed in pregnant women. The test is carried out when the fetus is 35-37 weeks old, performed by taking vaginal and translation for testing.

After being identified with group B syseptic infection, the pregnant woman should follow the doctor's instructions to avoid infecting the fetus. Regarding preventive measures, the doctor usually prescribes intravenous antibiotics from the oncage of labor or from the rupture of the amniotic fluid until the baby is born to reduce the risk of bacteria transmitted from mother to child. Ideally, give antibiotics at least 4 hours before the baby is born.


Group B syseptic screening should be given at 35-37 weeks gestation

Most of the process of group B sysucal infection takes place in the first week the child is born. If your child has symptoms such as poor appetite, drowsiness, or grues, rapid breathing, and increased body temperature, parents should promptly take them to the doctor for early diagnosis and timely treatment.

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