Prophylaxis for early onset group B streptococcal sepsis is not so effective in practice

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1037 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1037
  1. Philip Owen (Philipowen1@hotmail.com), consultant obstetrician
  1. Princess Royal Maternity Unit, Glasgow G31 2ER

    EDITOR—Oddie and Embleton highlight the dangers of and risk factors for early onset group B streptococcal sepsis.1 They analysed their data retrospectively and estimate that most cases (78%) could have received effective antenatal or intrapartum prophylaxis but accept that …

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