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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 917304, 6 pages
Guideline Adherence for Intrapartum Group B Streptococci Prophylaxis in Penicillin-Allergic Patients
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Received 29 October 2012; Accepted 13 January 2013
Academic Editor: Bryan Larsen
Copyright © 2013 Kimberly A. Paccione and Harold C. Wiesenfeld. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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