Infections caused by group C and G streptococcus (streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and others): Epidemiological and clinical aspects

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGram-Positive Pathogens
Publisherwiley
Pages275-283
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670452
ISBN (Print)9781683670124
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis
  • GCGS
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Penicillin-binding proteins
  • Pharyngitis
  • SDSE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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