Maternal HIV infection is tied to strep infection in infants

08/24/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Babies who were born to HIV-positive mothers had a 19-fold increased risk of acquiring group B streptococcal infections compared with those born to HIV-negative mothers, a study in Pediatrics found. "Prospective investigations are needed to confirm this susceptibility and to demonstrate possible immune dysfunction," researchers said.

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