WHAT IS IT?
Streptococcus agalactiae (commonly called group B Streptococcus/GBS) is a gram positive cocci bacteria that has the tendency to form chains.
This bacteria is a facilitate anaerobe
Pregnancy (delivery): If the mother is infected, this bacteria can colonize the neonate through the amniotic fluid after the rupture of membranes.
Penicillin is the first line treatment for this microbe (and is also used as prophylaxis to prevent infection of a fetus/neonate).
OTHER HY FACTS
Page Updated: 10.08.2016