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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

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Invasive Group B Streptococcal Infections in Infants, France

Claire PoyartComments to Author , Hélène Réglier-Poupet, Asmaa Tazi, Annick Billoët, Nicolas Dmytruk, Philippe Bidet, Edouard Bingen, Josette Raymond, and Patrick Trieu-Cuot
Author affiliations: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U567 Unité Mixte de Recherche Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 810, Paris, France (C. Poyart, H. Réglier-Poupet, A. Tazi); Centre National de Référence des Streptocoque, Paris (C. Poyart, H. Réglier-Poupet, A. Tazi, N. Dmytruk, P. Bidet, E. Bingen, J. Raymond, P. Trieu-Cuot); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin-Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris, (C. Poyart, H. Réglier-Poupet, A. Tazi, A. Billoët, J. Raymond); Institut Pasteur, Paris (C. Poyart, P. Trieu-Cuot);

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Characterization of the 109 GBS strains isolated from neonatal invasive infections, France, 2006–2007*

Origin of strains (no. isolates) CPS (no. isolates)
Ia (16) Ib (7) II (1) III (82) V (3) ST-17 (75)
EOD <7 d (39)
Sepsis (28) 9 2 1 15 1 13
Meningitis (11)
2
0
0
9
0
9
LOD >7 d (70)
Sepsis (19) 2 1 0 15 1 13
Meningitis (46) 3 3 0 40 0 37
Other† (5) 0 1 0 3 1 3

*GBS, group B Streptococcus; CPS, capsular serotype; EOD, early-onset disease; LOD, late-onset disease.
†Sepsis was associated with 2 cases of parotitis, 1 case of osteomyelitis, 1 of spondylodiscitis, and 1 of orchitis.

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