Sixty-eight patients with group G β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis were treated at a student health service during a nine-day period. The illness, probably spread among students by respiratory droplet, was indistinguishable from adult group A streptococcal pharyngitis, with a majority of students having exudate, fever, and adenitis. Poor compliance with antibiotic treatment was associated with elevated antistreptolysin o titers and persistently positive throat culture results. Treatment did not affect overall duration of symptomatic illness.
McCue JD. Group G Streptococcal PharyngitisAnalysis of an Outbreak at a College. JAMA. 1982;248(11):1333–1336. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330110029020
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