Frequency of Group B Streptococcal Infection in Pregnancy with Preterm Pre-Labour Rupture of Membrane
Objective: To determine the frequency of group B streptococcal infection in pregnancy with preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Settings: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore Pakistan. Duration: 6 months from Jan 2017 to June 2017. Methodology: Then amniotic fluid sample was taken during vaginal examination and was sent to the laboratory of the hospital for assessment of presence or absence of GBS. All the information was collected on a specially designed performa. All the collected data was entered and analyzed through SPSS version 20. Results: Mean age of women was 30.04±6.75 years. Mean gestational age of women was 34.51±1.75 weeks. Among 150 women GBS infection was diagnosed in 24(16%) patients. Occurrence of GBS infection was significantly associated. Conclusion: Results of this study showed low frequency of GBS infection in females presenting with PPROM. The rate and risk factors of maternal and neonatal GBS colonization may vary in different communities.