Journal Article

Prevention of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease among Household Contacts of Case Patients and among Postpartum and Postsurgical Patients: Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 8, pages 950-959
Published in print October 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/342692
Prevention of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease among Household Contacts of Case Patients and among Postpartum and Postsurgical Patients: Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a workshop to formulate recommendations for the control of invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) disease among household contacts of persons with invasive GAS infections and for responding to postpartum and postsurgical invasive GAS infections. Experts reviewed data on the risk of subsequent invasive GAS infection among household contacts of case patients, the effectiveness of chemoprophylactic regimens for eradicating GAS carriage, and the epidemiology of postpartum and postsurgical GAS infection clusters. For household contacts of index patients, routine screening for and chemoprophylaxis against GAS are not recommended. Providers and public health officials may choose to offer chemoprophylaxis to household contacts who are at an increased risk of sporadic disease or mortality due to GAS. One nosocomial postpartum or postsurgical invasive GAS infection should prompt enhanced surveillance and isolate storage, whereas ⩾2 cases caused by the same strain should prompt an epidemiological investigation that includes the culture of specimens from epidemiologically linked health care workers.

Journal Article.  5378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.