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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