Group b streptococcal colonization in a newborn nursery: Effects of lodophor and triple dye cord care

Peter Wong, Edward Mason, Fred F. Barrett

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Abstract

Control of nosocomial group B streptococcal (GBS) colonization of newborn infants was attempted in a four-cycle study alternately employing single applications of povidone-iodine (iodophor) and triple dye to the umbilical cord stump and periumbilical area. GBS colonization rates were 49% and 34% following iodophor cord care (cycles I and III) and 11% and 50% following triple dye cord care (cycles II and IV). The apparent significant reduction of GBS colonization during triple dye cycle II could not be reproduced in a subsequent follow-up culture survey and remains unexplained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)978-979
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume70
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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  • Medicine(all)

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