Case Series Description and Genomic Characterization of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Pediatric Patients

Jennifer Dien Bard, Kanokporn Mongkolrattanothai, Priyanka Kachroo, Stephen Beres, Randall J Olsen

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Abstract

We report an unusual cluster of invasive group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections in six pediatric patients and demonstrate that the strains were derived from diverse genetic backgrounds, confirming the occurrence of a community cluster rather than a clonal outbreak. Whole genome sequencing provided a rapid and comprehensive view of GAS genotypes, and helped guide our institutional response and public health maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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StatePublished - Dec 27 2016

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