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Invasive Streptococcus pyogenes Infections in Children

Nevio Cimolai, Colleen Trombley, Robert J. Adderley and Stephen J. Tredwell
Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
Vol. 83, No. 3 (MAY / JUNE 1992), pp. 230-233
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41991457
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Abstract

We investigated the epidemiology and clinical features of invasive S. pyogenes infection in a pediatrie population over a 7-year period (1984-90) by retrospective review. An increasing frequency in invasive infections had occurred (0-11.81/10,000 admissions). A large proportion (48%) of these were orthopedic infections. An epidemic strain was typed as M1T1. This increase appears to have occurred in the context of an overall increase in S. pyogenes infetctions ("scarlet fever" 1.47-11.22/10,000 outpatients; "strep throat" 4.41-46.54/10,000 outpatients). Nous avons étudié l'épidémiologie et les manifestations d'infections envahissantes par le Streptococcus pyogenes chez un groupe d'enfants de 1984 à 1990. L'examen rétrospectif nous a permis de constater une incidence croissante d'infections envahissantes (0 - 11.81/10,000 admissions) avec une forte proportion (48%) orthopédique. Une souche épidémique a été définie comme M1T1. Cette augmentation semble avoir eu lieu dans le contexte d'une augmentation général d'infections au S. pyogenes ("fièvrescarlatine" 1.47-11.22/10,000 malades externes; "pharyngites au streptocoque" 4.41-46.54/10,000 malades externes).

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