Microbiological and clinical characteristics of invasive Group B Streptococcal blood stream infections in children and adults from Qatar

Maisa Ali, Mohammed A. Alamin, Gawahir A. Ali, Khalid Alzubaidi, Bashir Ali, Abdellatif Ismail, Joanne Daghfal, Muna Almaslamani & Hamad Abdel Hadi
Abstract Introduction Group B Streptococci (GBS) colonize almost one third of human gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, particularly in females. The aim of this study is to evaluate the epidemiology, microbiological characteristics, and clinical outcomes of invasive GBS disease in Qatar from all age groups. Methods A retrospective study was conducted on patients with confirmed GBS blood stream infections during the period between January 2015 and March 2019. Microbiological identification was performed using automated BD PhoenixTM...
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