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Traditional treatments for group B streptococcus
If you have a positive GBS culture during pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends treatment with intravenous (IV) antibiotics during labor to reduce the risk of transmission of the infection to the baby.
Treatment may also be needed if you are at risk for any of the following:
If your newborn becomes ill with GBS infection, she may require care in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). They are usually treated with intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Other treatments and specialized care may be needed depending on the severity of the infection and whether the infection causes serious problems such as meningitis or pneumonia.
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