Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children and association with varicella-zoster virus infection. Ontario Group A Streptococcal Study Group.

@article{Laupland2000InvasiveGA,
  title={Invasive group A streptococcal disease in children and association with varicella-zoster virus infection. Ontario Group A Streptococcal Study Group.},
  author={Kevin B Laupland and Herbert D Davies and D. E. Low and Benjamin Schwartz and Kelsey Green and Allison McGeer},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={E60}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence and clinical features of invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) disease in children in Ontario and determine the risk of invasive GAS infection following chickenpox. METHODS During 1992-1996, we conducted prospective, active, population-based surveillance for pediatric invasive GAS disease in Ontario, Canada (population: 11 million; 2.5 million children) and reviewed clinical and laboratory records. RESULTS There were 1.9 cases of invasive GAS disease per… CONTINUE READING
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