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Title: Group A streptococci in children with acute pharyngitis in Sousse, Tunisia
Authors: Mzoughi, R.
Bouallegue, O.
Selmi, H.
Ben Said, H.
Essoussi, A.S.
Jeddi, M.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: A 1-year prospective study in 2 paediatric outpatient clinics in Sousse, Tunisia, aimed to determine the presence of group A streptococci in acute pharyngitis cases and carriers, and the distribution of the serotypes and biotypes. Group A streptococci were found in 9.0% of throat swabs from 155 controls and 17.7% from 474 patients [P < 0.05]. Of 43 strains isolated from patients and submitted for typing, 15 different types were identified, the most common being M75 [14 strains; 32.5%], M9 [6 strains; 14.0%], M76 [5 strains; 11.6%] and M12 [4 strains; 9.3%]. Three strains were non-typeable [7.0%]. Biotyping of the strains showed 3 predominant biotypes: biotype 3 [n = 14], biotype 2 [n = 11], and biotype 1 [n = 7]
Description: 488-493
Keywords: Acute Disease
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Carrier State
Chi-Square Distribution
Child, Preschool
Streptococcus pyogenes
Urban Health
Subject: Pharyngitis
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119442
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1004_5/10_4-5_2004_488_493.pdf
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