Acute Rheumatic Fever After Group A Streptococcus Pyoderma and Group G Streptococcus Pharyngitis

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Abstract

A case of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in an Indigenous Maori child in New Zealand after Group A Streptococcus pyoderma and Group G Streptococcus pharyngitis is reported. The case demonstrates that ARF can develop in the absence of GAS pharyngitis and highlights a need for further research into the role of pyoderma and non-Group A Streptococci infections in ARF pathogenesis.

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