A few years after Lancefield , in , described the serological classification of hemolytic streptococci into groups, invasive infections caused by Streptococcus agalactiae or group B Streptococcus (GBS) in older adults were biras.xyz , Ranz  described 2 elderly adults with GBS infection, one with diabetes mellitus and septic arthritis. I had a group B strep screen come back positive 12 years ago when pregnant for my last child. I was treated and cured and he was born normal and healthy. However, the group B strep came back with a vengeance. I guess I am colonized with it in the vaginal/groin area. Most of the time colonization does not cause problems for people.
Although group B strep is generally harmless to healthy adults, it may cause stillbirth and serious infections in babies. And getting screened for group B strep late in pregnancy – and being treated with antibiotics during labor if you test positive – greatly . Group B streptococcal bacteria can cause a wide range of illnesses in susceptible people including newborns, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as .
Group B strep [groop B strep] Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on Pinterest. Email. Print. A type of streptococcal bacteria that many adults carry. Pregnant women are screened for it because it can cause serious problems for the baby. In some instances, it can also cause infections in adults. Group B strep infections are serious and potentially life-threatening. Other adults may develop symptoms of fever, body aches and low blood pressure; and/or shortness of breath, fever and coughing. Some adults may develop abscesses (pockets of pus) that are lumps or bumps, difficult to detect by physical exams, deep in the abdomen.