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Four Case of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis/Meningitis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(2):275-281.
Published online February 15, 1992.
Four Case of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis/Meningitis
Jae Geon Sim, Soon Wha Kim, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Group B Streptococcus에 의한 신생아 패혈증/뇌막염 4례
심재건, 김순화, 홍영진, 안돈희, 손근찬
국립의료원 소아과
Authors have experienced four cases of neonatal sepsis and meningitis whose organisms were group B streptococci which are thought to be rare causative agent for neonatal sepsis in Korea. Two of four cases were early onset type. Three of them were recovered with antibiotic therapy. One of three alives was found to have mild neurologic sequelae when we examined him one year later. One early onset case who was premature expired and autopsy was done. Streptococci were found in parenchyma of the liver, brain and meningeal blood vessels. A brief review follows.
Key Words: Group B streptococcus, Neonatal sepsis, Meningitis

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