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Low Rates of Streptococcal Pharyngitis and High Rates of Pyoderma in Australian Aboriginal Communities Where Acute Rheumatic Fever Is Hyperendemic

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 2006
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1 tweeter

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Title
Low Rates of Streptococcal Pharyngitis and High Rates of Pyoderma in Australian Aboriginal Communities Where Acute Rheumatic Fever Is Hyperendemic
Published in
Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 2006
DOI 10.1086/506938
Pubmed ID
Authors

M. I. McDonald, R. J. Towers, R. M. Andrews, N. Benger, B. J. Currie, J. R. Carapetis

Abstract

Acute rheumatic fever is a major cause of heart disease in Aboriginal Australians. The epidemiology differs from that observed in regions with temperate climates; streptococcal pharyngitis is reportedly rare, and pyoderma is highly prevalent. A link between pyoderma and acute rheumatic fever has been proposed but is yet to be proven. Group C beta-hemolytic streptococci and group G beta-hemolytic streptococci have also been also implicated in the pathogenesis.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Malawi 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 79 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 17%
Student > Master 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Other 17 21%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 17 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 March 2019.
All research outputs
#1,624,909
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Infectious Diseases
#2,816
of 13,716 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,199
of 164,247 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Infectious Diseases
#30
of 174 outputs
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