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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017

Clonal Clusters and Virulence Factors of Group C and G Streptococcus Causing Severe Infections, Manitoba, Canada, 2012–2014

Sylvain A. LotherComments to Author , Walter Demczuk, Irene Martin, Michael R. Mulvey, Brenden Dufault, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, and Yoav Keynan
Author affiliations: AuUniversity of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (S. Lother, B. Dufault, P. Lagacé-Wiens, Y. Keynan); National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg (W. Demczuk, I. Martin, M. Mulvey); Diagnostic Service Manitoba, Winnipeg (P. Lagacé-Wiens)

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Table 2

Death and markers of disease severity among patients with group C and G Streptococcus bacteremia causing severe infections, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2012–2014*

Disease severity marker Value
18/89 (20)
Severe disease 62/89 (70)
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome† 14/82 (17)
Rapid Emergency Medicine Score >10† 29/82 (35)
High risk Simple Clinical Score >8† 50/82 (61)
Vasopressor support required† 16/84 (19)
Ventilatory support required† 14/84 (17)
Admission to intensive care unit required† 22/84 (26)

*Values are no. patients in category/total no. patients with data available (%) except as indicated.
†Data missing or partially missing for 5–7 patients. A Rapid Emergency Medicine Score >10 and Simple Clinical Score >8 is considered high risk and associated with a 9.0%–10.3% risk of death.

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