Vaccine development for group a streptococcus infections and associated diseases

Batzloff, M. R., Sriprakash, K. S. and Good, M. F. (2004) Vaccine development for group a streptococcus infections and associated diseases. Current Drug Targets, 5 1: 57-69. doi:10.2174/1389450043490721


Author Batzloff, M. R.
Sriprakash, K. S.
Good, M. F.
Title Vaccine development for group a streptococcus infections and associated diseases
Journal name Current Drug Targets   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-4501
Publication date 2004-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/1389450043490721
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 69
Total pages 13
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abstract Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for a number of diseases ranging from uncomplicated pharyngitis through to life-treating invasive and post-infectious diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis and rheumatic heart disease. GAS associated diseases occur globally and are serious problems in many developing nations and indigenous populations of many developed nations. This, and the resurgence in industrialized countries, and increased virulence of GAS in the 1980s highlight the need of cost-effective control strategies. Here we highlight the GAS diseases that are still a problem in many populations and discuss potentially useful strategies to combat GAS infections and disease.
Keyword Streptococcus
Pharyngitis
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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