Long Term Outcomes of GBS Meningitis
Fatma Levent, MD
Group B Strep International
7/20/2021 11:04:05 pm
Thank you, Dr. Levent, for your excellent presentation on the long term effects of GBS meningitis! We are honored to have you as a presenter.
7/21/2021 11:17:18 am
Appreciate your kind comments. Thank you so much! It is my pleasure and honor to be able to join this amazing meeting.
7/21/2021 08:05:11 am
Such an amazing amount of information squeezed into a clear concise talk. Thank you for your work.
7/21/2021 11:21:07 am
Thank you for your comments. Agree that we need to get the word out. Hope to get more knowledge about GBS infection and outcomes. Looking forward to hearing more about prevention and vaccination efforts.
7/21/2021 08:06:14 am
Thank you for your presentation, interesting findings! Care Providers and Parents need to be educated on the risks and outcomes of GBS infection
7/21/2021 11:24:03 am
Thanks, appreciate you. We all are trying to get the word out about how serious is GBS infection in infants and continue to educate the parents. Hope to have more information about vaccination soon.
Ronald Librizzi, DO
7/21/2021 08:11:19 am
Excellent presentation and we have all been awaiting the development of a vaccine for some time. In the interim, do you feel there is any advantage to culturing breastmilk for GBS as in one of the presentations this was mentioned? Could this be a chronic continual exposure that would impact late onset disease?
7/21/2021 11:51:19 am
Thank you for you kind words. There is no consensus whether the breast milk of mothers of infants with GBS late-onset disease, especially those with recurrent episodes, should be tested for GBS. There are some case reports in twins who had the infection around the same time with GBS being detected in the breastmilk, however I think that the benefits of breastfeeding still outweigh the risks. We will continue to monitor and follow further research about this issue. Hope to have more updates on vaccination soon as well.
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