Increase in invasive group A strep infections requires monitoring

WAILEA, Hawaii — A recent increase in invasive group A streptococcal infections in pediatric patients should be monitored and patients treated appropriately, according to a presentation at the Maui Derm meeting.
“The thing that’s interesting is these rates and new cases of strep are increasing not just in the United States, but in Britain and Australia,” Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD, professor emeritus at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a pediatric dermatologist at Scripps Clinic San Diego, said during the presentation.
Friedlander cited a CDC warning about invasive

WAILEA, Hawaii — A recent increase in invasive group A streptococcal infections in pediatric patients should be monitored and patients treated appropriately, according to a presentation at the Maui Derm meeting.
“The thing that’s interesting is these rates and new cases of strep are increasing not just in the United States, but in Britain and Australia,” Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD, professor emeritus at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a pediatric dermatologist at Scripps Clinic San Diego, said during the presentation.
Friedlander cited a CDC warning about invasive