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A retrospective study on group B beta haemolytic streptococcal sepsis in early infancy

Authors:

H M K N Hathlahawatta ,

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, LK
About H M K N
Senior Registrar, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila
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D K Samarage,

University of Sri Jayawardenapura, LK
About D K
Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
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G S H Liyanage,

University of Sri Jayawardenapura, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
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S Chandrasiri

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Consultant Microbiologist, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila
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Abstract

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2009; 38: 124-126

 

(Key words: group B haemolytic streptococcal sepsis, GBS, early infancy)

 

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v38i4.1391

 

Abstract

 

Objectives To determine the incidence, clinical presentation and outcome of group B haemolytic streptococcal (GBS) sepsis

 

Design, setting and method This was a two year retrospective observational analysis at Colombo South Teaching hospital. All clinically suspected and bacteriologically confirmed cases of GBS sepsis in infants up to three month of age were analysed. Data was obtained from individual clinical notes and records at the Department of Microbiology.  

 

Results There were 21 cases, an incidence of 1.06 per 1000 live births. Thirteen (62%) were male. Seven (33%) were premature. Thirteen (62%) were early onset and 08 (38%) were late onset. Main presenting features on admission were respiratory 11 (52%), poor activity/feeding 09 (43%) and fever 08 (38%). Complications were mainly neurological (48%) Mortality was 4.7 %.

 

How to Cite: Hathlahawatta, H.M.K.N., Samarage, D.K., Liyanage, G.S.H. and Chandrasiri, S., 2009. A retrospective study on group B beta haemolytic streptococcal sepsis in early infancy. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 38(4), pp.124–126. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v38i4.1391
Published on 08 Dec 2009.
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