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Virulence potential of group A streptococci isolated from throat cultures of children from north India

Dhanda, Vanita; Vohra, Harpreet; Kumar, Rajesh


Background & objectives: Rheumatic fever (RF)/rheumatic heart disease (RHD) caused by Group A streptococcus (GAS) are more prevalent in north India as compared to the western world, where invasive diseases are common. This could be due to variation in the virulence of GAS in different geographic locations. Hence, we studied the virulence potential of GAS isolated from the throat of children from north India Methods: Fifty GAS isolated consecutively, from children with mild pharyngitis (20),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Research


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