Prevalence of group A streptococcal carriers in asymptomatic children and clonal relatedness among isolates in Malatya, Turkey


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Durmaz R., Durmaz B., Bayraktar M., Ozerol I., Kalcioglu M. T. , Aktas E., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.41, no.11, pp.5285-5287, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/jcm.41.11.5285-5287.2003
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5285-5287

Abstract

In our study, the prevalence of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pyogenes was 130 (14.3%) of 909 healthy children. Isolates were found to be susceptible to all antibiotics tested. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and arbitrarily primed PCR revealed that 34 (32.4%) of the 105 isolates and 41 (40.6%) of the 101 isolates typed, respectively, were clonally indistinguishable.