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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009


Prospective Surveillance of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease, Fiji, 2005–2007

Andrew C. SteerComments to Author , Adam Jenney, Joseph Kado, Michael F. Good, Michael Batzloff, Lepani Waqatakirewa, E. Kim Mullholland, and Jonathan R. Carapetis
Author affiliations: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (A.C. Steer, A. Jenney, E.K. Mullholland, J.R. Carapetis); Ministry of Health, Suva, Fiji (J. Kado, L. Waqatakirewa); Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (M.F. Good, M. Batzloff); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (E.K. Mullholand); Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia (J.R. Carapetis)

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Table 5

Clinical signs and symptoms of invasive GCS and GGS infection, Fiji, 2005–2007*

Clinical signs/symptoms GCS infection GGS infection Total
Bacteremia without clinical focus 7 7
Soft tissue infection 1 3 4
Endocarditis 1 1 2
Arthritis 1 1
Pneumonia 1 1

Total 4 12 16

*GCS, group C streptococci; GGS, group G streptococci.

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