Donald E. Low, Author at Clinical Advisor

Donald E. Low

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Streptocococcus pyogenes

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know. Pathogen name and classification. Streptococcus pyogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium (Figure 1) that causes several diseases in humans, including pharyngitis, skin infections, acute rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, a toxic shock–like syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis. Figure 1. GAS is a Gram-positive that occurs in chains or in…

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