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.
Meningitis in Children Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the spinal cord or brain. Bacterial or viral infection are the typical causes of meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis in children include vomiting, rash, stiff neck, fever, seizure, nausea, increased sensitivity to light, and altered mental status. Treatment may incorporate a breathing tube, a heart and breathing monitor, IV fluids, catheterization, and administering acetaminophen or ibuprofen.