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Association of Streptococcus pyogenes with Symptomatic Pharyngitis in Kosti City, Sudan


Streptococcal pharyngitis is a one of the most common illness and it has a serious complications. This study aimed to determine the frequency of Streptococcal pharyngitis and the susceptibility patterns of S. pyogenes to antibiotics. A total of 40 throat swabs were collected during period from August to November 2017. All S. pyogenes isolates were subjected to antibiotics susceptibility testing. Statistical analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 21. The frequency of streptococcal pharyngitis was 70%. The frequency was higher in females (87.5%) than males (43.75%). Frequency of pharyngitis showed significant difference among age. All S. pyogenes isolates were sensitive to Penicillin G (P). The signs and symptoms of group A streptococcal and non-streptococcal pharyngitis overlap so broadly that accurate diagnosis base on clinical grounds alone is usually impossible. The particular concern, repeated inappropriately treated episodes of group A streptococcal pharyngitis or misuse of drugs can aid in development of drugs resistant that limit the selections in treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis resulting in persistence of infection which may associate with a serious autoimmune diseases. Microbiological investigations can play a key role in the avoiding and limiting the extending of this problem.

Elnaim Bushra Ahmed, Ahmed Mohammed Adam, Ali Adam Bakhiet, and Babiker Saad Almugadam

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