Changing epidemiology of Streptococcus pyogenes emm types and associated invasive and noninvasive infections in southern Taiwan

Yu Fang Su, Shih Min Wang, Ya Lan Lin, Woei Jer Chuang, Yee Shin Lin, Jiunn Jong Wu, Ming T. Lin, Ching Chuan Liu

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Abstract

A total of 242 isolates were recovered from 76 patients with invasive diseases, 89 with scarlet fever, and 77 with pharyngitis. The most frequent emm types were types 12 (43.4%), 4 (18.2%), and 1 (16.9%). emm12 reemerged in 2005 and peaked in 2007. emm11 was recovered only from patients with invasive disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2658-2661
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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