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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 613-614

Group A Streptococcus bacteremia among infants: A study from tertiary health care center of North India


1 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.109319

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There is paucity of data on the invasive group A Streptococcal disease in children, especially from the developing countries. As an infection in children could take a life-threatening course, an early diagnosis and prompt treatment can go a long way in achieving positive therapeutic outcome. In the present study, 3 infants were detected to have bacteremia due to group A Streptococcus as per their positive blood cultures. There is need to create an awareness among clinicians regarding prevalence of GAS infections. The increasing isolation of organisms in this era of anti-microbial drug resistance necessitates regular epidemiological monitoring of invasive GAS infections in developing countries also.


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