Do the beta-hemolytic non-group A streptococci cause pharyngitis?

  title={Do the beta-hemolytic non-group A streptococci cause pharyngitis?},
  author={Nevio Cimolai and R Wayne Elford and Lydia Bryan and Chaitali Anand and Peter Berger},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={10 3},
Implication of the beta-hemolytic non-group A streptococci (BHNAS) as pharyngeal pathogens has been based predominantly on reports of a few outbreaks, small case clusters, and anecdotes. These organisms have long been noted to constitute a significant number of the beta-hemolytic streptococcal isolates from throats of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in a variety of populations. Laboratory studies have demonstrated the usefulness of anaerobic atmosphere and prolonged incubation in… CONTINUE READING

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