The dynamics of streptococcal infections in a defined population of children: serotypes associated with skin and respiratory infections.

@article{Anthony1976TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of streptococcal infections in a defined population of children: serotypes associated with skin and respiratory infections.},
  author={Bascom F. Anthony and Edward Lawrence Kaplan and Lewis W. Wannamaker and S Stephen Chapman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={652-66}
}
Serial observations including cultures of the upper respiratory tract and of infected skin lesions and streptococcal antibody determinations were made over a two-year period in a semi-closed population of children between 10 months and 15 years of age. There was a high prevalence of group A streptococci in nose and throat cultures and of skin lesions containing these organisms. Almost 90% of the study population developed streptococcal impetigo during the study period. A slightly higher… CONTINUE READING

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