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>Journals >MediSan >Year 2017, Issue 01

Soria BN, Guilart DM, Guerrero PC, Mariño MC
Isolation of the beta-hemolytic streptococcus in asymptomatic children
MediSan 2017; 21 (01)

Language: Español
References: 19
Page: 43-51
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Introduction: pharyngotonsillitis is among the infectious diseases that most affect children in school age whose first bacterial cause is the group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus.
Objective: to be determine the presence of this bacteria in throat swabs of asymptomatic children.
Methods: a cross-sectional and descriptive study of 80 children from both sexes was carried out in "Alberto Fernández" day care center in Santiago de Cuba, during 2014.
Results: a high percentage of infected children by potentially pathogens bacterias was obtained, with prevalence of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, as well as a higher frequency of children of the male sex aged 4 and 5; also, the antibiotics of more sensitivity were penicillin and amoxicillin, while kanamycin was that of higher resistance.
Conclusions: with this investigation the colonization characteristics of this bacteria were known, as well as its antimicrobian sensitivity.

Key words: throat swab, children, pharyngotonsillitis, beta-hemolytic streptococcus, antimicrobian sensitivity, antimicrobians.

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