Increase of Severe Pulmonary Infections in Adults Caused by M1 UK Streptococcus pyogenes, Central Scotland, UK.

Peter J B Davies, Clark D Russell, Anna-Rose Morgan, Surabhi K Taori, Diane Lindsay, Roisin Ure, Derek Brown, Andrew Smith

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We characterized the epidemiology, host-pathogen characteristics, and outcomes of severe adult pulmonary Streptococcus pyogenes infections that coincided with a high community caseload in central Scotland, UK. The pulmonary infections had high illness and death rates and were associated with socioeconomic deprivation, influenza A co-infection, and the M1 UK lineage of S. pyogenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1638-1642
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume29
Issue number8
Early online date21 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Streptococcal Infections/epidemiology
  • Scotland/epidemiology
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza, Human

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