Dec 03, 2018 · Group B strep is commonly found in the intestine, vagina, and rectal area. Most women who are carriers of the bacteria (colonized) will not have any symptoms; however, under certain circumstances, perinatal group B strep infection of both the mother and/or the newborn can develop. Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common cause of severe infection in newborns. While GBS disease.
Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is a state of abnormal vaginal flora that is distinct from the more common bacterial vaginosis (BV) (Table 1). AV is caused by a displacement of the healthy vaginal Lactobacillus species with aerobic pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Group B Streptococcus (GBS), Staphylococcus aureus, and Enterococcus faecalis. Results. The cohort included 2702 women and 2789 infants. The prevalence of maternal rectovaginal colonization with methicillin-susceptible S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was 13% and 0.7%. Independent predictors of colonization included multigravidity, human immunodeficiency virus seropositivity, and group B Streptococcus colonization.Cited by: 9.