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Antenatal prevention of the risk of early neonatal bacterial infection

Practice guidelines - Posted on Sep 01 2001

These guidelines propose recommendations to the following questions:

  1. When should pregnant women be tested for cervicovaginal infection?
  2. What samples to be taken from a pregnant woman to detect cervicovaginal bacterial infection? What to do in the event of cervicovaginal bacterial infection during a normal or problem pregnancy?
  3. Is there any benefit in routinely screening for group B streptococcus carriers during pregnancy and labour? If so, what method should be used, when and how?
  4. What intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis to be prescribed to prevent neonatal infection caused by group B streptococcus?
  5. What tests should be carried out in the event of PROM?
  6. What procedure in the vent of infection during PROM?

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