Department of Infectious Diseases, Huddinge University Hospital, S-141 86 Huddinge, Sweden. Bjorn.Eriksson@impi.ki.se
SourceClin Infect Dis 1999 Nov; 29(5)
Four patients who had frequent relapses of erysipelas but no obvious portal of entry and no beta-hemolytic streptococci in specimens from conventional culture sites all had group G streptococci in cultures of specimens from the anal canal. It is suggested that anal colonization with group G streptococci, and possibly group A and other beta-hemolytic streptococci, may constitute a reservoir for streptococci in such cases.
MeshAdultAgedAnal CanalErysipelasFemaleHumansLegMaleMiddle AgedRecurrenceStreptococcus
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