Slavomíra Stanková, Ľubomíra Pálková, Božena Pšeničková
Group B streptococci are common commensals of fertile women. They are dangerous pathogens in newborns due to immature innate immune system. Primary prevention is based on screening of maternal colonization at 35-37th gestational week and subsequent intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxy. Secundary preventiom aims at early detction of developing infection in newborn. The authors in the review alert on pitfalls of primary prevention.