Group b strep symptoms in adults

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July 8, 2019
group b strep symptoms in adults

Group b strep is not contagious through coughing or sneezing. Older children and nonpregnant adults, especially older adults in nursing homes, may also get infections with group b strep.

Group b streptococcus (gbs) are bacteria found normally in the intestine, vagina, and rectum in about 25 of all healthy pregnant women. Group b strep infections can affect newborn babies and adults. Most pregnant women who are colonized by the bacteria have no symptoms. The infection can be spread to infants before or during birth.

В  group b streptococci have occasionally been associated with wound and burn infections in nonpregnant adults. Cases of necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock-like syndrome associated with group b streptococci have been reported rarely. Gbs osteomyelitis most often occurs by contiguous spread or direct inoculation.

Group b strep is a type of bacteria called streptococcal bacteria. Its very common up to 2 in 5 people have it living in their body, usually in the rectum or vagina. Its normally harmless and most people wont realise they have it.

В  group b strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies.

Group b strep is not contagious through coughing or sneezing. Older children and nonpregnant adults, especially older adults in nursing homes, may also get infections with group b strep.

Group b strep disease among non-pregnant adults may often be acquired after recent trauma, or after having certain invasive hospital procedures like surgery. What are the symptoms of group b strep disease in adults? Sometimes group b strep can cause mild disease in adults, such as urinary tract infections (utis, also called bladder infections).

В  group b strep doesnt usually cause problems in healthy adults. Most of the people who get sick from group b strep are newborns who are exposed to the bacteria during birth. About 25 of healthy pregnant women have group b strep in their bodies. A woman who has group b strep is said to be colonized with this germ.