Clinical and microbiological evidence for endemic pharyngitis among adults due to group C streptococci.

@article{Meier1990ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and microbiological evidence for endemic pharyngitis among adults due to group C streptococci.},
  author={Frederick A. Meier and Robert M. Centor and Lorraine Graham and Harry P. Dalton},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={825-9}
}
Group C beta-hemolytic streptococci cause rare epidemic outbreaks of pharyngitis, but their role in sporadic endemic pharyngitis has been uncertain. We addressed the question of whether non-group A beta-hemolytic streptococci are associated with endemic pharyngitis in two ways. First, we compared rates of isolation from throat swabs of group A, B, C, and G and ungrouped beta-hemolytic streptococci ("culture negative") in adult patients vs those rates in controls. Second, we collected in… CONTINUE READING

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