Prevalenza di faringotonsillite da streptococco β-emolitico di gruppo A in una popolazione della Campania

Thanks to Raffaele Minella



Aim of the study: to evaluate the prevalence of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in a pediatric population in a rural area of south Italy. Patients and methods: we have performed a transversal, observational study on 108 patients (median age: 5,5±3,1 years, 53 males and 55 females) with acute pharyngitis diagnosed by mean of streptococcal rapid test. Results: we outlined the presence of group A streptococcus in 39,8% of the patients examined.