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Group A streptococci clones associated with invasive infections and pharyngitis in Portugal present differences in emm types, superantigen gene content and antimicrobial resistance

Ana Friães1, Francisco R Pinto2, Catarina Silva-Costa1, Mario Ramirez1*, José Melo-Cristino1 and The Portuguese Group for the Study of Streptococcal Infections

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1 Instituto de Microbiologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

2 Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

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BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:280  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-280

Published: 27 November 2012

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SAg genes profiles identified in GAS isolates in Portugal.

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