Valery, Patricia C; Wenitong, M; Clements, Vanessa; Sheel, M; McMillan, D; Stirling, J; Sriprakash, K S; Batzloff, M; Vohra, R; McCarthy, J.S
Skin infections are highly prevalent in many Australian Aboriginal communities. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of group A streptococcus (GAS) and Staphylococcus aureus in skin sores of Indigenous people living in an urban setting. We undertook a cross-sectional study of 173 children and youths attending the Wuchopperen Clinic (Cairns) for treatment of skin infections. Participants were interviewed using a structured questionnaire, and a skin lesion swab obtained. The median age...[Show more]
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