[Examination of maternal extended spectrum beta-lactamase bacterial colonization and follow-up of newborns requiring Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admission].Orv Hetil. 2016 Aug; 157(34):1353-6.OH
The extended beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae may cause asymptomatic carriage if present in the colon of premature infants or pregnant women.
To assess the incidence of colonization among mothers whose infants were admitted to Neonatal Intensive Center on the day of their delivery for this pathogen.
From October 1, 2013 until October 31, 2015 the authors screened mothers on the day of their delivery for this pathogen. Nineteen of the 751 anorectal swabs or stool samples were found to be positive. Mothers having positive samples were given personal education for hand hygiene, then they actively participated in the care of their babies. From some premature infants ear swab and stomach washing were taken and sent for culture on the day of their admission. In the course of their hospital stay, anorectal swabs were taken and screened for this bacteria colonization at least once.
None of the premature infants of the 19 extended beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae-positive mothers became positive in the studied period.
If the mother is colonized, the spreading of pathogen to newborns can be prevented by observing the hygienic rules. Orv. Hetil., 2016. 157(34), 1353-1356.