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Perianal infection with group A streptococcus.
  1. G Farmer
  1. West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth.


    Anal fissure in childhood usually heals quickly after treatment with stool softeners and a local anaesthetic ointment; infection does not usually occur. Two cases are reported in which Lancefield group A beta haemolytic streptococci were isolated from cultures from the perianal skin, which was erythematous and excoriated.

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