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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

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Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis Bacteremia, Finland, 1995–2004

Sari RantalaComments to Author , Susanna Vähäkuopus, Jaana Vuopio-Varkila, Risto Vuento, and Jaana Syrjänen
Author affiliations: Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland (S. Rantala, R. Vuento, J. Syrjänen); National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland (S. Vähäkuopus, J. Vuopio-Varkila); Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere (J. Syrjänen)

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Table 2

Characteristics of recurrent episodes of group G Streptococcal dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis bacteremia, Finland, 1995–2004*

Patient no. emm type
Time to recurrence, mo Clinical signs PFGE pattern
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
1 stG6 stG6 stG6 15; 3 Cellulitis Unique, identical in episodes 1–3
2 stG6 stG6 68 Cellulitis Unique, identical in episodes 1 and 2
3 stG480† stG480 28 Spondylitis Unique, identical in episodes 1 and 2
4 stG480 NA‡ 21 Cellulitis Unique

*PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
†Blood culture taken outside Pirkanmaa Health District, isolate available.
‡Blood culture taken outside Pirkanmaa Health District, no isolate available.

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