Streptococcus pyogenes
(bacterium incl. PRSP)

Streptococcus pyogenes is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive, chain-forming, coccus-shaped bacterium. It belongs to the Streptococcaceae family.

Clinical symptoms include scarlatina, necrotizing fasciitis (infectious skin disease) or sepsis.

Streptococcus pyogenes is increasingly resistant to penicillin (PRSP= Penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes).

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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Chain-forming cocci
True pieces of jewellery: the spherical cocci form long strings of pearls.

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