Group B Strep Infection Topic Guide
Group B Strep: A group B strep infection (GBS) may cause serious infections in pregnant women and newborns. Symptoms and signs of GBS include listlessness, poor appetite, and jaundice in newborns. Intravenous antibiotics are used to treat group B strep infections.
Sepsis Sepsis is a blood infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Immunocompromised individuals, very young babies, and the elderly are most at risk for developing sepsis. Symptoms and signs include chills, shaking, fever, rapid heartbeat, confusion, rash, and joint pain. Treatment depends upon the severity of the infection and may involve the patient being placed on oxygen and given IV antibiotics and saline.
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