Les infections a Streptococcus pyogenes d'aujourd'hui

Translated title of the contribution: Up to date of Streptococcus pyogenes infections

J. Nachega

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Arguably, group A Streptococcus is the quintessence of an old organism that has become in some instance more virulent. In this manuscript, the epidemiology, clinical spectrum, and pathogenesis of group A Streptococcus infections are described. Current concepts in the pathogenesis of streptococcal infection are also presented with emphasis on the interaction between group A Streptococcus virulence factors and host defense mechanisms. Finally, new concepts in the treatment of streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionUp to date of Streptococcus pyogenes infections
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)527-534
Number of pages8
JournalLouvain Medical
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 22 1996

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  • Medicine(all)


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