Group B Streptococcus in surgical site and non-invasive bacterial infections worldwide: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Simon M Collin, Nandini Shetty, Rebecca Guy, Victoria N Nyaga, Ann Bull, Michael J Richards, Tjallie II van der Kooi, Mayke BG Koek, Mary De Almeida, Sally A Roberts, Theresa Lamagni
Int J Infect Dis | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: The epidemiology of disease caused by group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) outside pregnancy and the neonatal period is poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to quantify the role of GBS as a cause of surgical site and non-invasive infections at all ages. METHODS: A systematic review (PROSPERO CRD42017068914) and meta-analysis of GBS as a proportion (%) of bacterial isolates from surgical site infection (SSI), skin/soft tissue infection (SSTI), urinary tract infection (UTI), and respiratory tract infection (RTI) was conducted. RESULTS: Seventy-four studies and data sources were included, covering 67 countries. In orthopaedic surgery, GBS accounted for 0...View full abstract