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Streptococcus Agalactiae

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Streptococcus is a gram-positive rounded bacterium that makes chains with other bacteria, hence the name streptococcus. It is beta hemolytic, that is, it completely lyses the blood, leaving a clear area around the colony. It belongs to the Lancefield group B class. It is bacitracin resistant. Produces CAMP (not cAMP) factor and can break down Hippurate. Let's study this bacterium.

* Identify the microbiological characteristics of Streptococcus agalactiae.

* Recognize the pathogenicity and virulence factors of Group B streptococcus.

* Understand the clinical presentation of neonatal meningitis and sepsis.

* Appreciate the importance of prompt initiation of treatment for neonatal infections.

* Recognize the predisposing factors for neonatal sepsis.

* Understand the approach to screening and treatment of Group B streptococcus in pregnant women

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Dr. Mobeen Syed

Dr. Mobeen Syed

MD., MSc., MSc., BSc

Mobeen Syed is the CEO of DrBeen Corp, a modern online medical education marketplace. Mobeen is a medical doctor and a software engineer. He graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University Lahore. He has been teaching medicine since 1994. Mobeen is also a software engineer and engineering leader. In this role, Mobeen has run teams consisting of hundreds of engineers and millions of dollars of budgets. Mobeen loves music, teaching, and doing business. He lives in Cupertino CA.


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