The AAP has updated guidance for early-onset and late-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease that includes several major changes to neonatal practice. The clinical report and a separate update on maternal management from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) replace the consensus GBS prevention guidance published in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The AAP clinical report Management of Infants at Risk for Group B Streptococcal Disease, from the Committee on Fetus and Newborn (COFN) and Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID),is available at https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2019/07/04/peds.2019-1881 and will be published in the August issue of Pediatrics. The AAP-endorsed ACOG Committee Opinion No. 782, Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Early-Onset Disease in Newborns, can be found at http://bit.ly/2Xka5OH (Obstet Gynecol. 2019;134:e19-e40).