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Seyedi Moqadam N, Nomanpour B, Lashgari P. Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus in the Vagina of 35-37-Week Pregnant Women. SJRM. 2019; 3 (1) :1-4
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1- Sarem Fertility & Infertility Research Center (SAFIR), Sarem Women’s Hospital, Tehran, Iran , nayereh.seyedimoghaddam@gmail.com
2- Sarem Cell Research Center (SCRC), Sarem Women Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3- Microbiology Department, Medicine Faculty, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Aims: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a genus of gram-positive diplococci that can be colonized in the genital tract of women and can be transferred to the neonates from the genital tract and make septicemia. Due to the importance of neonatal septicemia and its complications, this study was aimed to evaluate the prevalence of GBS in the vagina of 35-37-week pregnant women.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 1610 pregnant women at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy who referred to the prenatal clinic of Sarem Women’s Hospital (Tehran, Iran) in a period of 18 months from 2010-2012. The vaginal secretion specimens were obtained from each pregnant woman and were studied by routine diagnostic tests including catalase and CAMP tests and Gram-staining method. The prevalence and demographic data were analyzed using SPSS 18 software.
Findings: The prevalence of GBS among pregnant women was 119 cases (7.4%) in the 35-37 weeks of pregnancy. 96.5% of GBS carriers were in the age range of 21-45 years, which 57% were under 30 years old and 43% more than 30 years old. The educational level in 90% of them was bachelor and lower. In 97% of pregnant women carrying GBS, no disease was observed. All 119 patients who were positive for GBS had a good weight gain during pregnancy. 91% of pregnant women with GBS, had no history of infertility.
Conclusion: The prevalence of GBS in pregnant women is 7.4% in the 35-37 weeks of pregnancy, which is lower than other countries.

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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Reproduction
Received: 2017/07/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/2 | Published: 2019/01/4

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