849: The association between Maternal GroupB Streptococcus colonization and offspring Gastro-Intestinal morbidity Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Maternal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization is associated with peripartum complications. We sought to evaluate the association between maternal GBS colonization and long-term gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity in the offspring. Study Design A population based retrospective cohort study was conducted in a tertiary medical center, serving a population of one million inhabitants. The risk for pediatric GI morbidity of offspring (up to the age of 18 years) was compared among two study groups: exposed and unexposed to maternal rectovaginal GBS colonized mothers, based on perinatal hospitalization databases. All singleton vaginal deliveries occurring between the years 1991-2014 were included. Offspring with congenital malformations were excluded. GI morbidities were based on a pre defined set of ICD-9 codes, as recorded in the hospital computerized files …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018