Abstract. Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in nonpregnant adults is increasing, particularly in elderly persons and those with significant underlying diseases.
○Nonpregnant adults – GBS is increasingly recognized as a cause of bacteremia without a focus, sepsis, soft tissue infections, and other focal.
The incidence of invasive group B Streptococcus rose among nonpregnant adults between and , particularly among those with.
GBS colonisation. GBS is a normal bacterium which is carried by % of UK adults, most commonly in the gut, and for up to 25% of women.
When GBS infection occurs in adults, it's usually (but not always) in those easily treated to very serious, particularly in non-pregnant adults.