Prevalence of Group A Streptococcal Carriers in Asymptomatic Children and Clonal Relatedness among Isolates in Malatya, Turkey

Durmaz R., Durmaz B., Bayraktar M., ÖZEROL İ. H., Kalcioglu M. T., Aktas E., ...More

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.41, no.11, pp.5285-5287, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In our study, the prevalence of nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pyogenes was 130 (14.3%) of 909 healthy children. Isolates were found to be susceptible to all antibiotics tested. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and arbitrarily primed PCR revealed that 34 (32.4%) of the 105 isolates and 41 (40.6%) of the 101 isolates typed, respectively, were clonally indistinguishable.