Is colonization with GBS in a previous pregnancy associated with adverse perinatal outcomes?

Adi Y. Weintraub, Roy Kessous, Ruslan Sergienko, Shimrit Salem Yaniv, Fernanda Press, Arnon Wiznitzer, Eyal Sheiner

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Abstract

Objective To investigate whether colonization with GBS in a previous pregnancy is associated subsequently with adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes. Methods A retrospective study was undertaken comparing pregnancy complications of patients with and without colonization with GBS in a previous pregnancy from 1988 to 2006. Women with a positive GBS culture in the current pregnancy, women lacking prenatal care and multiple gestations were excluded from the analysis. Main outcome measures Adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes including premature rupture of membranes, intrapartum fever, chorioamnionitis and perinatal mortality. Results Out of 184,266 singleton deliveries, 230 (0.12%) were of patients with a positive GBS culture in their previous pregnancy. Previous GBS colonization was not found to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as PROM (9.1 vs. 6.8%; P = 0.16), intrapartum fever (1.3 vs. 2.2%; P = 0.72) and chorioamnionitis (1.3 vs. 0.8%; P = 0.29). Conclusions GBS colonization in a previous pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes in the current pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-791
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume284
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adverse perinatal outcomes
  • GBS colonization
  • Group B streptococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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