Group B Streptococcus. Peter Nguyen MSIII. Etiology. Facultative encapsulated gram-positive diplococcus Produces a narrow zone of -hemolysis on blood agar Most strains are bacitracin resistant Positive CAMP test . Etiology. Serologic Strains
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Peter Nguyen MSIII
Attack rate 1/birth weight
Accounts for 20%
Cases appearing up to 6 months of age
Cases after 1 month of age occur primarily in premature and immunodeficient infantsEarly Onset v. Late Onset