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This week, we are reviewing the evidence surrounding Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease. We chose this topic because of the recent (2019) publication of the AAP's report on the screening and management of infants with GBS disease. You may be familiar with the CDC guidance published in 2010, but did you know that the 2019 revisions were published not by the CDC but rather by the ACOG and the AAP? The AAP recommendations are quite interesting because they offer clinicians three methods of potentially screening for GBS disease in full term infants. We had the pleasure of chatting with the author of this AAP report, Dr. Karen Puopolo MD PhD, on thursday and she explained how she and her team approached the issue of screening for GBS and why they felt that offering several options for screening infants to clinicians was the most comprehensive way of dealing with this issue. Do not forget to claim your CME credit and to download this week's powerpoint presentation.
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