SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: GBS is a gram positive coccus that colonizes in the human gastrointestinal and genital tracts (1). The reported annual incidence of GBS infection in the general population of non-pregnant adults is between 4 and 8 per 100,000 (1,2,3). In population- based surveys, invasive GBS bacteremias are responsible for 2 to 9% of heart infections and 4% of central nervous system infections (3). Indeed, 20 to 60% of invasive GBS bacteremias are fatal (3).