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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816be02f
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A School-Based Program for Control of Group A Streptococcal Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: A Controlled Trial in Southern China

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*

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Abstract

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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