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Wound infections due to group A streptococcus traced to a vaginal carrier

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Sep 1, 1978

W E StammR R Facklam

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An epidemic of surgical wound infections caused by group A Streptococcus affecting 18 patients in a community hospital was studied. Onset of symptoms shortly after surgery (median time, 16 hr) in 17 patients suggested acquisition of infection in the operating room, and a case-control in...read more

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Operating Room
Cutaneous
Nasopharynx
IgG Fc-binding protein, Streptococcus
Streptococcal Cellulitis
Fingers
Streptococcus
Injury Wounds
Evaluation
Bacteria, Flesh-Eating
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Wound infections due to group A streptococcus traced to a vaginal carrier

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Sep 1, 1978

W E StammR R Facklam

PMID: 359723

DOI: 10.1093/infdis/138.3.287

Abstract

An epidemic of surgical wound infections caused by group A Streptococcus affecting 18 patients in a community hospital was studied. Onset of symptoms shortly after surgery (median time, 16 hr) in 17 patients suggested acquisition of infection in the operating room, and a case-control in...read more

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Operating Room
Cutaneous
Nasopharynx
IgG Fc-binding protein, Streptococcus
Streptococcal Cellulitis
Fingers
Streptococcus
Injury Wounds
Evaluation
Bacteria, Flesh-Eating
15

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