Group B streptococcal septicemia is a severe bacterial infection that affects
Group B strep; GBS
The term "septicemia" refers to an infection in the bloodstream that may travel to different body organs. Group B streptococcal septicemia is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae, which is commonly called "group B strep" or GBS. A newborn with septicemia is very sick.
GBS is commonly...Read more