It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A year-old African-American woman presented to the University Emergency Department complaining of urinary tract infection symptoms and severe abdominal pain. Risk of death is lower among younger adults and adults who do not have other medical conditions. Researchers are currently working on developing a vaccine against GBS. Consent Written informed consent for publication was obtained from the patient described in this case report. Overall, GBS is a relevant cause of secondary abscess of various etiologies in adults, particularly those with underlying medical problems. For any urgent enquiries please contact our customer services team who are ready to help with any problems.
She was also newly diagnosed with diabetes and placed on sliding scale insulin to manage her hyperglycemia.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in Adults: Commonly Asked Questions
Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. This content does not have an English version. Despite the recent success of prevention efforts targeting neonatal group B streptococcal GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae disease [ 1 ], the rate of invasive GBS disease in adults continues to climb. There was no evidence of diverticulitis or bladder diverticula. Adults 65 years and older are at increased risk compared to adults under 65 years old. Several recent reports have identified aspects of the pathogenesis of acute UTI mediated by GBS [ 16 - 18 ], although there is no experimental evidence reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge that has associated GBS cystitis with a secondary abscess.