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Prevalence and susceptibility profiles of group a streptococcus in primary care patients with a sore throat and fever in Thailand and the utility of C-Reactive protein and clinical scores for its identification

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Pharyngitis is usually caused by a viral infection for which antibiotics are often unnecessarily prescribed, adding to the burden of antimicrobial resistance. Identifying who needs antibiotics is challenging; microbiological confirmation and clinical scores are used but have limitations. In a cross-sectional study nested within a randomized controlled trial, we estimated the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of group A Streptococcus (GAS) in patients presenting to primary care...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.4269/ajtmh.19-0502

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
102
Issue:
2
Pages:
377-383
Publication date:
2019-12-30
Acceptance date:
2019-11-11
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Source identifiers:
1080688
Language:
English
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pubs:1080688
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uuid:d1262a21-9011-4026-b061-ad93e933a7fc
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pubs:1080688
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2020-01-02

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