Conrary to the homogeneity typical of streptococci belonging to Lancefield groups A (S. pyogenes) and B (S. agalactiae), groups C and G streptococci (GCGS) represent a variety of species that are widely variable in regard to biochemical reactions, hemolytic characteristics, predilection for host species, and clinical illnesses produced in humans and animals. These organisms are found as commensals in the throat, skin, and occasionally the female genitourinary tract, and their epidemiologic patterns and clinical manifestations reflect this distribution.
- Neonatal sepsis
- Penicillin-binding proteins
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)