Familial segregation of group B streptococcal infection in a consanguineous kindred

Two cases of neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection occurring in a large consanguineous kindred are described. The observation suggests that susceptibility to isolated GBS disease in this family may have been the result of an inborn error of immunity inherited as a Mendelian autosomal recessive trait. (C) 2016 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.


Published in:
International Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 51, 22-24
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Oxford, Elsevier Sci Ltd
ISSN:
1201-9712
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