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Streptococcus pyogenes upper respiratory infection and atopic conditions other than asthma: a retrospective cohort study
Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Patients with asthma have an increased risk of Streptococcus pyogenes infection compared with those without asthma. It is unknown whether this is true for children with other atopic conditions such as atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis. Aims: To determine the risk of developing S. pyogenes infections of the upper respiratory tract in children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis and/or allergic rhinitis. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study that followed a convenience sampledoi:10.4104/pcrj.2011.00110 pmid:22270478 fatcat:czr7ru5bmnhnngpi5zae6ey4vm