Table 2

Maternal and neonatal characteristics in postscreening EOGBS cases

CharacteristicsPrescreening
(2013)
(n=8)
Screening
(2014, 2015)
(n=3)
Postscreening
April 2016-Mar 2017
(n=9)
Neonatal
 Sex (M/F)3/52/17/2
 Gestational age range (weeks)25–4138–4139–42
 Age (days) range at time of detection of infection0–60–60–6
 Group B streptococcus bacteraemia829
 Meningitis010
 Fatality001
Maternal
 Preterm Premature rupture of membranes000
 Intrapartum fever100
 Group B Streptococcus
 In urine
000
 Previous
 Group B streptococcus infected baby
000
 Antepartum Group B Streptococcus in High vaginal swab*001*
Prolonged rupture of membranes (≥12 hrs)†105
  • One of the term babies died of severe septicaemia secondary to the EOGBS infection.

  • *Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis not given.

  • †Not a risk factor in RCOG and NICE guidelines (2012).

  • EOGBS, early-onset group B Streptococcus; NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; RCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.