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Streptococcus agalactiae: Quiz

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Question 1: In the western world, S. agalactiae is the major cause of bacterial ________ of the newborn, which can lead to death or long-term sequelae.
SepsisShock (circulatory)Acute liver failureAcute respiratory distress syndrome

Question 2: Cg+ S. aureus (Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, ________, MRSA)
Toxic shock syndromeErysipelasAnthraxDiphtheria

Question 3: It is also sensitive to ________ and will lyse in its presence.
BileSecretinHuman gastrointestinal tractDigestion

Question 4: Streptococcus agalactiae (also known as Group B streptococcus or GBS) is a ________ gram-positive streptococcus.
ClostridiumCorynebacteriumEnterococcusStreptococcus

Question 5: S. agalactiae is a species of the ________ of the female urogenital tract and rectum.
Gut floraBacteriaHuman floraMicroorganism

Question 6: There is no reliable way to prevent the disease currently, however prophylactic treatment with antibiotics (typically intravenous ________) during delivery is the prevention measure most commonly used.
Beta-lactam antibioticCycloserinePenicillinCephalosporin







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