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Group B streptococcal infection: when does vertical transmission take place?
  1. C. A. Michie,
  2. R. Blumberg
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Ealing General Hospital, Middlesex.


    Expression of CD45 isoforms was used to estimate when group B streptococci had infected a child born with low Apgar scores who subsequently died. The measure suggested that infection was present more than 24 hours before delivery, thus distinguishing perinatal infection as the primary event which preceded intrapartum asphyxia in this case.

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