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Neonatal group B streptococcal disease associated with infected breast milk


Premature triplets each developed late onset group B streptococcal disease over a period of nine weeks. The source of the organism appeared to be expressed maternal breast milk, in the absence of clinical mastitis. Asymptomatic excretion of group B streptococcus in breast milk may be an under-recognised cause of neonatal infection.

  • group B streptococcus
  • breast milk
  • infection

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