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Free Content Prevalence of Group A beta‐haemolytic Streptococcus isolated from children with acute pharyngotonsillitis in Aden, Yemen

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Abstract:

To estimate the prevalence of Group A beta‐haemolytic streptococcus (GAS) and non‐GAS infections among children with acute pharyngotonsillitis in Aden, Yemen, to evaluate the value of a rapid diagnostic test and the McIsaac score for patient management in this setting and to determine the occurrence of emm genotypes among a subset of GAS isolated from children with acute pharyngotonsillitis and a history of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Keywords: Group A beta‐haemolytic streptococcus; McIsaac score; acute pharyngotonsillitis; acute rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease; emm types; rapid GAS antigen detection test

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12264

Publication date: 2014-04-01

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