Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1982;25(9):929-934.
Published online September 30, 1982.
Throat Culture of Acute Urticaria in Children
B K Kim, Y K KIM, T C Kwon, Y D Kwon, C M Kang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University Medical College and Hospital, Daegu, Korea
급성 담마진 소아의 인두부 세균 배양
김봉관, 김영근, 권태찬, 권영대, 강진무
계명 대학교 의과대 학부속 동산병원 소아과학교실
Forty-one cases of acute urticaria were treated in our institution, during the period of 1 year, from Aug. 1980 to June 1981. Throat culture were performed in 36 cases of acute urticaria in which the etiology was obscured. Urticaria appeared to occur more frequently in male than, in female by 2.6 times and more prevalent between 6 and 15 years of age. Out of 36 cases, 10 cases (27.7%) had positive culture of possible pathogenic organisms which were /9-hemolytic streptococcus, hemolytic staphylococcus aureus, hemophilus species and streptococcus pneumoniae. 36 cases were screened, espicially, for streptococcal pharyngitis either by positive throat culture or by significant ASO titer. 6 cases, 16.6% (3 by positive culture, 3 by increased antibody titer), had evidence of ^-hemolytic streptococcal infection. Though /3-hemolytic streptococcal infection, is more associated with the acute urticaria than the other pathogenic bacterial organisms, the data of this report is significantly lower than the one of other reports. We suggested, further more evaluation is needed to conclude definitely that the 유"hemolytic streptococcal infection may he the causative agent of acute urticaria in children.
Key Words: Urticaria, throat culture.

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