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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 15. No. 1, 2010

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2010;15:48-51

Case Report

Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Cellulitis in a Premature Infant

LTW Chan, K Law, CW Law, WH Lee


Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) infection is a leading cause of serious neonatal infection. We report a premature infant born to a lady with GBS colonization suffering from cellulitis over perineum and lower abdomen which mimicked diaper rash. As the presentation is uncommon and is likely to be associated with underlying bacteraemia, prompt investigation and treatment is required. Clinicians have to be aware of the unusual presentation of late-onset GBS invasive disease.

Keyword : Cellulitis; Streptococcus agalactiae

Abstract in Chinese


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