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Group B Streptococcal colonisation among Sri Lankan mothers

Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2019    |    PP. 209-215    |PDF (382 K)|    Pub. Date: October 28, 2019
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Author(s)
Dr. H.D.W.S Kudagammana, Medical Microbiologist, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Dr. R.M.C.J Rathnayaka, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Mr. B.W.M.S.B Weerasooriya, Technical Officer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Dr. K.M.A.G Karunathilaka, Medical Officer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Mr. J.A.C.N Kumara, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Abstract
Knowledge on Group B Streptococcus (GBS) carriage among Sri Lankans is very low compared to other countries of the South Asian region. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out to determine GBS colonization among consecutive 50 pregnant mothers at or beyond 35 weeks of gestation at T H Peradeniya attending obstetric clinics. Low vaginal/peri-anal swabs obtained were enriched and sub-cultured on standard media followed by identification and confirmation of GBS using validated microbiology protocols and standard antisera. Of all fifty subjects screened, 10% showed GBS colonization. Our study showed maternal colonization with GBS rate similar to recent data of other South Asian countries.

Keywords
Group B streptococcus, Colonisation, Pregnancy

Cite this paper
Dr. H.D.W.S Kudagammana, Dr. R.M.C.J Rathnayaka, Mr. B.W.M.S.B Weerasooriya, Dr. K.M.A.G Karunathilaka, Mr. J.A.C.N Kumara, Group B Streptococcal colonisation among Sri Lankan mothers, SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 4 , No. 6 , 2019 , pp. 209 - 215 .

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