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SORIA BARREDA, Neysi; GUILART DOMINGUEZ, Mayda; GUERRERO PARDO, Ceres  and  CARIDAD MARINO, María. Isolation of the beta-hemolytic streptococcus in asymptomatic children. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp.43-51. ISSN 1029-3019.

Introduction: pharyngotonsillitis is among the infectious diseases that most affect children in school age whose first bacterial cause is the group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. Objective: to be determine the presence of this bacteria in throat swabs of asymptomatic children. Methods: a cross-sectional and descriptive study of 80 children from both sexes was carried out in "Alberto Fernández" day care center in Santiago de Cuba, during 2014. Results: a high percentage of infected children by potentially pathogens bacterias was obtained, with prevalence of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, as well as a higher frequency of children of the male sex aged 4 and 5; also, the antibiotics of more sensitivity were penicillin and amoxicillin, while kanamycin was that of higher resistance. Conclusions: with this investigation the colonization characteristics of this bacteria were known, as well as its antimicrobian sensitivity

Keywords : throat swab; children; pharyngotonsillitis; -hemolytic streptococcus; antimicrobian sensitivity; antimicrobians.

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