Article

Invasive and non-invasive group A β-haemolytic streptococcal infections in patients attending public sector facilities in South Africa: 2003–2015

DOI: 10.1080/23120053.2017.1376546
Author(s): Dylan BarthDepartment of Medicine, South Africa, Bongani M MayosiDepartment of Medicine, South Africa, Motasim BadriCollege of Medicine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Andrew WhitelawDepartment of Microbiology, National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa, Mark E EngelDepartment of Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The burden of disease caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) in Africa is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of invasive (iGAS) and non-invasive GAS (non-iGAS) infections in patients attending the public health sector of South Africa.

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