is prophylaxis of early-onset group b streptococcal disease appropriate for south africa?early-onset group b streptococcal (gbs) disease in neonates can be prevented by the use of intrapartum chemoprophylaxis. there are two prevention strategies, one based on risk factors and the other on culture screening for gbs. this study sought to establish whether gbs chemoprophylaxis is appropriate in a developing country such as south africa.200111732458
[beta-hemolytic streptococci as a cause of sore throat in the pretoria area].a study was performed in pretoria on 232 unselected patients who presented with the complaint of sore throat. a throat swab was positive for lancefield group a beta-haemolytic streptococci in 33,2% of these patients. the incidence was significantly higher in black patients (45,5%) than in white patients (23,2%) and 12,1% of healthy controls showed a positive culture. no seasonal variation was detected. throat swabs kept overnight at room temperature were falsely negative for beta-haemolytic stre ...19817015530
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