Medical Dictionary: GBS


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GBS: Another name for Group B Streptococcal Infections.
GBS (condition): "Strep" bacteria that may affect newborns and the immune-compromised; compare strep A.

GBS: Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterium that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, such as diabetes or liver disease. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns. 1

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1. excerpt from Group B Streptococcal Disease (GBS) General: DBMD

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