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050074: PCR-Based Capsular Typing Method for Serotyping Group B Streptococci

Group B streptococci (GBS), although generally carried asymptotically, can cause invasive disease in newborns, pregnant women, and immunocompromised adults. This bacteria is the most common cause of neonatal and obstetric sepsis and an increasing cause of septicemia in the elderly and immunocompromised patients. It affects approximately 20,000 people/year,...