Streptococcus pyogenes infections with limited emm-type diversity in the homeless population of Brussels, 2016-2018.

Last updated on 11-12-2019 by Nathalie Bossuyt

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OBJECTIVES: The aim was to characterize the clinical features, outcomes, and strain diversity of laboratory-confirmed Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus, GAS) infections among inpatients hospitalized at a tertiary level hospital in Brussels, Belgium, according to the patients’ housing status (homeless vs. not homeless). METHODS: Between August 2016 and January 2018, all patients hospitalized with a laboratory-confirmed GAS infection were prospectively enrolled and risk factors were recorded. GAS strains were characterized using emm-typing and emm-clustering in both inpatients …

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