TITLE

Playing chicken with group A streptococcal infection

AUTHOR(S)
Kent, Heather
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/08/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 3, p321
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a study of the increased risk of acquiring group A streptococcal (GAS) infection in children who had contracted chickenpox as of August, 2000. Citation of the study as a reason to increase the use of chickenpox vaccinations; Opinion that the break down of the skin barrier during chickenpox may contribute to the increased risk; Reasons for the support of universal chickenpox vaccinations.
ACCESSION #
3420438

 

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