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Prolonged fetal bradycardia as the presenting clinical sign in Streptococcus agalactiae chorioamnionitis

Giuseppe Presta, Enrico Rosati, Raffaella Giannuzzi, Antonio Del Vecchio, Antonia Lozupone, Mario Criscuolo, Alberto Verrotti, Giuseppe Latini and Claudio De Felice
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Group B Streptococcus remains a leading infectious cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a 37 weeks’ gestation infant with severe birth asphyxia, status epilepticus and GBS chorioamnionitis, in which a prolonged fetal bradycardia was the only prenatal clinical sign.


Corresponding author: G. Latini, MD, Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A. Perrino S.S., 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi/Italy. Tel.: +39-0831-537471, Fax: +39-0831-537861, E-mail:


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Published Online: 2005-06-01
Published in Print: 2004-11-04

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