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Lin, Shuguang MD*; Kaplan, Edward L. MD†; Rao, Xuxu MD*; Johnson, Dwight R. BS†; Deng, Mulan MD*; Zhuo, Qiling BS*; Yang, Pingzhen MD*; Mai, Jinzhuang MD*; Dong, Taiming MD*; Liu, Xiaoqing MD*
A prospective, school-based study included daily monitoring for incidence of symptomatic streptococcal-associated pharyngitis and monthly determinations of group A streptococcal prevalence. A treatment group received penicillin/erythromycin therapy at school for positive throat cultures; the control group sought medical care from their regular provider. Prevalence and incidence of group A streptococcal pharyngitis were significantly lower among the treatment group than in the controls.
© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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