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Volume 11, Number 7—July 2005

Risk Factors for Pediatric Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease

Stephanie H. Factor*†Comments to Author , Orin S. Levine*, Lee H. Harrison‡, Monica M. Farley§, Allison McGeer¶, Tami H. Skoff*, Carolyn Wright*, Benjamin Schwartz*, and Anne Schuchat*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA; ‡Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; §Emory University School of Medicine and the VA Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 1

Clinical syndromes of children with invasive group A streptococcal disease, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Toronto, 1997–1999*

Clinical syndrome No. patients (%)
Primary bacteremia (without focus) 18 (47)
Cellulitis 6 (16)
Septic arthritis 4 (11)
Necrotizing fasciitis 1 (3)
Pneumonia 1 (3)
Otitis 1 (3)
Peritonitis 1 (3)
Abscess 1 (3)
Appendicitis 1 (3)

*Patients may appear in >1 category; data not available for all patients.

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