Group b strep adults
Group B Streptococcal Disease in Nonpregnant Adults
INTRODUCTION. Group B streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a grampositive coccus that frequently colonizes the human genital and gastrointestinal tracts, and the upper respiratory tract in young infants [. It is an important cause of infection in three populations:
Group B strep disease Disease Reference Guide - Drugscom
Group B strep can spread to a baby during a vaginal delivery if the baby is exposed to or swallows fluids containing group B strep. Some individuals, such as older adults and those with chronic health conditions, can develop a more serious infection from group B strep.
Most adult group B strep disease occurs in adults who have serious medical conditions. These include: diabetes mellitus; liver disease; history of stroke; history of cancer; or bed sores. Among the elderly, rates of serious group B strep disease are more common among residents of nursing facilities, and among bedridden hospitalized patients.