Increase in Invasive Group a Streptococcal Infections in Children in the Netherlands, A Survey Among 7 Hospitals in 2022

Evelien B. Van Kempen*, Patricia C.J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Dorine Borensztajn, Clementien L. Vermont, Marjolijn S.W. Quaak, Jo Anne Janson, Ianthe Maat, Kim Stol, Bart J.M. Vlaminckx, Jantien W. Wieringa, Nina M. Van Sorge, Navin P. Boeddha, Mirjam Van Veen

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Abstract

Following an increase in notifiable invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections in the Netherlands, we conducted a survey among 7 hospitals. Pediatric iGAS case numbers were 2-fold higher between July 2021 and June 2022 versus pre-COVID-19. A sharp increase occurred early 2022, most pronounced in <5 years old and for diagnoses empyema and necrotizing fasciitis. This recent pediatric iGAS surge warrants investigation and vigilance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E122-E124
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023

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