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IMJ. 2015; 7(3): 179-


IMPORTANCE OF ANTENATAL SCREENING TO REDUCE THE INFECTION RELATED NEONATAL MORTALITY RATES

HUMAIRA ZAFAR, FARZANA AFTAB.

Abstract
Group B Streptococcus agalactiace is one of the major pathogen responsible for neonatal sepsis and meningitis. It is the normal commensal of birth canal and hence can easily be the source of infection for the neonate, while passage through the birth canal. The prevalence of neonatal sepsis and bacterial meningitis due to invasive group B streptococcal (GBS) infection is about 15% in neonatal age group (

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