Breast milk transmission of group B streptococcal infection

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Jun;21(6):567-8. doi: 10.1097/00006454-200206000-00017.

Abstract

A term female infant developed late onset group B streptococcal disease on Day 12 of life. The source of the organism appeared to be expressed maternal breast milk in the absence of clinical mastitis. Asymptomatic excretion of group B Streptococcus in breast milk may be an underrecognized cause of neonatal infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amikacin / pharmacology
  • Amikacin / therapeutic use
  • Ampicillin / pharmacology
  • Ampicillin / therapeutic use
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
  • Milk, Human / microbiology
  • Penicillins / pharmacology
  • Penicillins / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Streptococcal Infections / transmission*
  • Streptococcus agalactiae* / growth & development

Substances

  • Penicillins
  • Ampicillin
  • Amikacin