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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Aug;27(8):753-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816be02f.

A school-based program for control of group a streptococcal upper respiratory tract infections: a controlled trial in Southern China.

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Rheumatic Fever Laboratory and the Division of Epidemiology, Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, Peoples' Republic of China.

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.

PMID:
18664988
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e31816be02f
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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