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Title: Detection of genital colonization of group B
Authors: Talat A. El-Kersh
Lulu A. AI-Nuaim
Turky A. Kharj'y
Pahd J. Al-Shammary
Keywords: Group B streptococci, maternal colonization,
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Saudi Med Journal
Abstract: Objective: To detect group B streptococcal carrier state of Saudi females during 3rd trimester of pregnancy and to assess type of specimens and the techniques used for the ?rganism detection. Methods: A total of 867 consecutive vaginal and rectal swabs were obtained from 217 pregnant women at ;:::28 weeks of gestation and their follow up testing from King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Swab-specimens were cultured comparatively on Islam and Edwards blood agar plates, and into selective Lim broth. Enrichment Lim broth cultures (;:::12 hours) with and without positive modified coagglutination test were then subcultured on Islam and Edwards sheep blood agar plates, Presumptive colonies were then tested for group B streptococcus identity by convential biochemical reactions, serogrouping and serotyping, Collected neonatal swab-specimens (184) were also treated similarly,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14884
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