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Incidence and Outcome of Group B Streptococcal Sepsis in Infants in Switzerland

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Giannoni E. Berger C. Stocker M. Agyeman P. Posfay-Barbe K. M. Heininger U. Konetzny G. Niede,
Project Swiss Pediatric Sepsis Study - a national prospective cohort study to assess epidemiology, novel immunodeficiencies and the impact of genetic variation on susceptibility to sepsis in children
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Pediatr Infect Dis J
Volume (Issue) 35(2)
Page(s) 222 - 224
Title of proceedings Pediatr Infect Dis J
DOI 10.1097/inf.0000000000000974


The incidence and outcome of group B streptococcal (GBS) sepsis were assessed prospectively between September 2011 and February 2015 in all tertiary care pediatric hospitals of Switzerland. We describe a low incidence of GBS early-onset sepsis (0.12/1000 livebirths) and a predominance of GBS late-onset sepsis (0.36/1000 livebirths), a pattern that has not been reported in other countries.