Epidemiological analysis of non-M-typeable group A Streptococcus isolates from a Thai population in northern Thailand.

@article{Pruksakorn2000EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological analysis of non-M-typeable group A Streptococcus isolates from a Thai population in northern Thailand.},
  author={Sumalee Pruksakorn and Nopporn Sittisombut and Chanika Phornphutkul and Chulabhorn Pruksachatkunakorn and Michael F Good and Evelyn Brandt},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1250-4}
}
Infection with group A streptococci (GAS) can lead to the development of severe postinfectious sequelae such as rheumatic fever (RF). In Thailand, RF and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remain important health problems. More than 80% of GAS circulating in this population are non-M antigen typeable by conventional M serotyping methods. In this study, we determine the M protein sequence types of GAS isolates found in northern Thailand. The emm genes from 53 GAS isolates, collected between 1985 and… CONTINUE READING
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