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Letters Streptococcus B in pregnancy

Time for rapid testing for streptococcus B during labour

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 15 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3368
  1. William J Olver, medical microbiologist1
  1. 1NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
  1. william.olver{at}

As McCartney points out,1 screening for group B streptococcus at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy omits the preterm babies most at risk of the infection. An additional problem is that …

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