Project Description

Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes in Childhood for Survivors of Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease in Infancy: Findings From 5 Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Chandna J, Liu WH, Dangor Z, Leahy S, Sridhar S, John HB, Mucasse H, Bassat Q, Bardaji A, Abubakar A, Nasambu C, Newton CR, Sánchez Yanotti C, Libster R, Milner K, Paul P, Lawn JE; GBS Low and Middle income Collaborative Group for Long-term Outcomes group.

Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 20;74(Supplement_1):S35-S43. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab821.


Survivors of invasive group B Streptococcus (iGBS) disease, notably meningitis, are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental impairment. However, the limited studies to date have a median follow-up to 18 months and have mainly focused on moderate or severe neurodevelopmental impairment, with no previous studies on emotional-behavioral problems among iGBS survivors.

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