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[Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus frequency in the throat of symptomatic patients younger than 15 years, by age group].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23224310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute pharyngitis is a frequent pediatric consultation, being group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS) the main bacterial etiology. GABHS screening is controversial in children less than 5 years, because of the low frequency historically reported. Nevertheless, 24% prevalence was recently estimated in this group. The aim of this study was to estimate the GABHS frequency in symptomatic children less than 15 years, for which we performed a retrospective, cross sectional study, to evaluate its presence in the throat of 6691 patients, during 2010. The maximum frequency was observed in children from 5 to 11 years. For children aged 3 and 4, frequency was estimated at 36%, thus seeming to be mandatory to do the screening, as it is done in older children. In younger children, the epidemiology of each patient should be considered before asking for diagnostic tests.
Ana L Tellechea; María G Salvo; José H Méndez; Brian M Cavagnari
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivos argentinos de pediatría     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1668-3501     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Argent Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372460     Medline TA:  Arch Argent Pediatr     Country:  Argentina    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  516-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Pediatría, Hospital Alemán, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Vernacular Title:
Frecuencia del estreptococo betahemolítico del grupo A en las fauces de niños sintomáticos menores de 15 años según el grupo etario.
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