Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2004;47(10):1072-1075.
Published online October 15, 2004.
A Study of Group B Streptococcal Infection in Pregnant Women, by LIM Broth Media
Tae Hyung Kim1, Su Eun Park1, Ki Hyung Kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
2Department of Obstrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
LIM Broth 배지를 이용한 임산부에서의 B군 연쇄구균 감염에 대한 연구
김태형1, 박수은1, 김기형2
1부산대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2부산대학교 의과대학 산부인과학교실
Correspondence: 
Su Eun Park, Email: psepse@naver.com
Abstract
Purpose
: To evaluate the degree of Group B streptococcal colonization in Korean pregnant women of gestational age 35-37 weeks.
Methods
: From May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003, the medical records of 53 pregnant(gestational age from 35 to 37 weeks) women who visited the department of Ob & Gyn, Pusan National Hospital for antenatal care, were reviewed. By use of CDC recommendations, specimens were obtained from lower vagina, cervix and rectum, and inoculated on Lim Broth(selective media, Becton Dikinson Co., Cokeysville, MD, USA) to isolate group B streptococci.
Results
: The prevalence of group B streptococci in pregnant women was 3.44%(2/58). Two specimens were obtained from cervicovagina; there were no GBS infection signs in their neonate.
Conclusion
: This study reported a 3.44% prevalence rate. GBS colonization in pregnant women (gestational age 35-37weeks) was lower than other countries. By use of CDC recommendation, we reported that our results were meaning. To resolve the reason for low the GBS infection of Korean pregnant women, further studies will be needed.
Key Words: Streptococcus group b, Culture media, Pregnancy


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