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Clinical Management of the Most Common Group A β-Hemolytic Streptococcal Infections.
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PMID:  23338800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Group A streptococcal (Streptococcus pyogenes) infections remain important causes of medical and public health morbidity and mortality even during the early twenty-first century. Although most often concentrated in socially/economically disadvantaged populations, the problems remain significant in both industrializing and industrialized countries. The many M/emm types of GAS contribute to herd immunity in populations and also affect the control of streptococcal infections in these populations. Although this bacterium remains among the most susceptible to most antibiotics, it is evident that antibiotics alone have not solved the group A streptococcal medical and public health problems, even in those places where access to medical care is readily available. It is likely that the current streptococcal problems will remain difficult to manage and will remain essentially unchanged until the broad implementation of a cost-effective group A streptococcal vaccine, likely some years in the future.
Authors:
Edward L Kaplan
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current topics in microbiology and immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0070-217X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110513     Medline TA:  Curr Top Microbiol Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 296 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55422, USA, kapla001@umn.edu.
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