Group B streptococcal infection

An infection caused by a common bacterium (group B streptococcus).


The infection is usually harmless in adults, but can be dangerous in newborns and adults with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or liver disease.


Symptoms in newborns include fever, trouble feeding, and lethargy. Adults who are immunocompromised may get a urinary tract or blood infection or pneumonia.


Treatment includes antibiotics.

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