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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318195bb10
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CLINICAL AND MICROBIOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCAL NECROTIZING FASCIITIS IN CHILDREN

Minodier, Philippe MD*†; Bidet, Philippe MD‡; Rallu, Fabien PhD§; Tapiero, Bruce MD, FRCP(C)*; Bingen, Édouard PhD‡; Ovetchkine, Philippe MD*

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Abstract

An increase in the incidence of Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis has recently been observed in Montréal, Canada. Clinical features of children hospitalized for invasive Group A streptococcal infections and various virulence factor genes of the bacteria were concomitantly analyzed. It was determined that varicella and presence of speC gene in group A streptococcal strains were associated with necrotizing fasciitis.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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