The object of the study is to determine the prevalence of Group B strep (GBS) colonization in the pregnant patients at UNM, correlated with ethnicity. This will be accomplished by taking vaginal and rectal cultures from patients admitted in labor. We would then like to follow up on the babies to correlate their outcomes with maternal culture status. We will also be supplying bacterial isolates to Dr. Mark Platt for virulance studies. It is hoped that determining the prevalence of GBS in our population will assist.

Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
18
Fiscal Year
1993
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of New Mexico
Department
Type
DUNS #
829868723
City
Albuquerque
State
NM
Country
United States
Zip Code
87131
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