Bacteriology

Virulence factors of Streptococcus pyogenes and their roles

Streptococcus pyogenes is the leading cause of uncomplicated bacterial pharyngitis and tonsillitis commonly referred to as strep throat. Acute diseases associated with Streptococcus pyogenes occur chiefly in the respiratory tract (sinusitis, otitis), bloodstream (sepsis, endocarditis, meningitis), or the skin (impetigo, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, myositis}. Two […]