Streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin

Accession VIRO:0000564
Synonym(s)erythrogenic toxins scarlet fever toxins SPEs
DefinitionStreptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins (SPEs) are a group of superantigen toxins utilized by Streptococcus pyogenes. Traditionally referred to as scarlet fever toxins or erythrogenic toxins due to the symptoms associated with their effect on the human body
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Spaulding AR, et al. 2013. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 26(3):422-47 Staphylococcal and streptococcal superantigen exotoxins. (PMID 23824366)

Commons RJ, et al. 2014. Trends Mol Med 20(1):48-62 Streptococcal superantigens: categorization and clinical associations. (PMID 24210845)