What are the risk factors for Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) (GBS) meningitis in adults?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Predisposing risks in adults include the following:

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Pregnancy

  • Alcoholism

  • Hepatic failure

  • Renal failure

  • Corticosteroid treatment

In 43% of adult cases, however, no underlying disease is present.


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