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Predictability of Negative Group B Streptococcus at Time of Delivery in Pregnant Women Who Were Negative at 35-37 Weeks


Group B streptococcus (GBS), also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Early-onset GBS disease (EOGBS) in newborns occurs within the first week of life. Clinical syndromes associated with EOGBS include meningitis, pneumonia, and sepsis, which can ultimately lead to death.