Gbs help needed

hi guys my 3 weeks old baby boy contractes gbs and spent 9 days in ICU...he then spent 6 weeks on the ward on antibiotic treatment...he has been diagnosed with cerebral atrophy....need some advice on what to expect....any other similar stories out there?

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  • Hi Sarah188,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your son's GBS infection, what a dreadful time that must have been for you all.

    I'm afraid we don't hold much information about long-term problems caused by GBS infection, since any after effects tend to be more specific to the infection caused (e.g. meningitis, sepsis, etc), rather than to GBS itself.

    If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s care or expected long-term outcome, we'd suggest asking the the doctors or nurses caring for your son.

    You might also want to get in touch with fellow charities Cerebra ( or Child Brain Injury Trust (, who may have more experience of cerebral atrophy.

    Sorry to not be of more help.


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