Streptococcus pyogenes factors of virulence

Accession VIRO:0000504
Synonym(s)GAS Group A streptococcus
DefinitionDisease-causing factors of Streptococcus pyogenes pathogen. This pathogen causes mild human infections such as pharyngitis and impetigo and serious infections such as necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. Furthermore, repeated GAS infections may trigger autoimmune diseases, including acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, acute rheumatic fever, and rheumatic heart disease.
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Walker MJ, et al. 2014. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 27(2):264-301 Disease manifestations and pathogenic mechanisms of Group A Streptococcus. (PMID 24696436)