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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):658-661. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.160773.

Incidence and Characteristics of Scarlet Fever, South Korea, 2008-2015.

Abstract

The incidence rate for scarlet fever in South Korea is rising. During 2008-2015, we collected group A Streptococcus isolates and performed emm and exotoxin genotyping and disk-diffusion antimicrobial tests. Scarlet fever in South Korea was most closely associated with emm types emm4, emm28, emm1, and emm3. In 2015, tetracycline resistance started increasing.

KEYWORDS:

South Korea; Streptococcus pyogenes; antimicrobial resistance; bacteria; disk diffusion antimicrobial tests; emm; exotoxin; group A strep; scarlet fever; streptococci; virulence factors

PMID:
28322696
PMCID:
PMC5367408
DOI:
10.3201/eid2304.160773
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