Playing chicken with group A streptococcal infection

Kent, Heather
August 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/08/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 3, p321
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.


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