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Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection Concurrent with 2009 H1N1 Influenza

Cynthia Jean, Janice K. Louie, Carol A. Glaser, Kathleen Harriman, Jill K. Hacker, Faisal Aranki, Elizabeth Bancroft, Susan Farley, Michele Ginsberg, Lisa B. Hernandez, Catherine S. Sallenave and Allen B. Radner

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 50, issue 10, pages e59-e62
Published in print May 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/652291
Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection Concurrent with 2009 H1N1 Influenza

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We describe 10 patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza and concurrent invasive group A streptococcal infection with marked associated morbidity and mortality. Seven patients required intensive care, 8 required mechanical ventilation, and 7 died. Five of the patients, including 4 of the fatalities, were previously healthy.

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

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