Association of liver cirrhosis with group B Streptococcal bacteremia in non-pregnant adults

Journal of Infection, 09/04/2013

Older age and underlying medical conditions have been reported as predisposing risk factors for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection. However, less is known about the specific association of liver cirrhosis (LC) with GBS bacteremia. In this case–control study, LC was identified as an independent risk factor for GBS bacteremia. GBS should be considered an important cause of infection in patients with LC.

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