Invasive group A streptococcal infections in adults, France (2006-2010).

  title={Invasive group A streptococcal infections in adults, France (2006-2010).},
  author={C{\'e}line Plainvert and Alexandra Doloy and Julien Loubinoux and Agn{\'e}s Lepoutre and Gisl{\`e}ne Collobert and G{\'e}rald Touak and Patrick Trieu-Cuot and Anne Bouvet and Claire Poyart},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={18 7},
Severe invasive group A streptococcal diseases have re-emerged during the past 10-20 years. In order to provide a better insight into the current epidemiological situation in France, we analysed the questionnaires regarding all invasive strains received at the National Reference Center for Streptococci (CNR-Strep) between 2006 and 2010 from patients aged ≥ 18 and characterized them by emm typing, spe gene detection and antibiotic resistance. Among the 1542 invasive GAS strains studied, 78% (n… CONTINUE READING
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