Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 27th, 2006
"Invasive group A streptococcus (GAS) infections cause 1,100 to 1,300 deaths annually in the United States. Diagnosis is made when Streptococcus pyogenes is isolated from pus or body fluids; however, cultures are not always obtained, and antibiotic treatment can preclude bacterial growth," investigators in the United States noted.
An immunohistochemical assay for GAS was applied to formalin-fixed tissue samples from 122 patients with suspect GAS infection," said Jeannette Guarner and colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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