group A streptococcus


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group A streptococcus

Infectious disease A group of bacteria that are normally skin and saprobes of the skin and oral cavity; when pathogenic, GAS spreads by direct person-to-person contact Conditions Strep throat, impetigo, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, postpartum fever, wound infections, pneumonia; invasive GAS cause necrotizing fasciitis, toxic shock syndrome
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One resident had a throat culture positive for group A streptococcus.
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ABCs has expanded the scope of targeted conditions to address additional emerging infections such as necrotizing fasciitis (the so-called flesh-eating disease) and streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome, both severe manifestations of disease caused by group A Streptococcus.
Clonal differences within M-types of the group A Streptococcus revealed by pulsed field gel electrophoresis.
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