Basic concepts of streptococci and streptococcal diseases
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Basic concepts of streptococci and streptococcal diseases proceedings of the VIIIth International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases held in June 1981 by International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases (8th 1981 Lund, Sweden)

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Published by Reedbooks in Chertsey, Surrey .
Written in English


  • Streptococcal infections -- Congresses.

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Includes biliographies and index.

Statementedited by S.E. Holm and P. Christensen .
ContributionsChristensen, P., Holm, S. E.
LC ClassificationsRC116.S84, RC116S84 I67 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination[336] p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20350717M
ISBN 10090654405X

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Various streptococci are important ecologically as part of the normal microbial flora of animals and humans; some can also cause diseases that range from subacute to acute or even chronic. Among the significant human diseases attributable to streptococci are scarlet fever, rheumatic heart disease, glomerulonephritis, and pneumococcal pneumonia. The Proceedings of this International Conference on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases are presented in this publication in the form of extended abstracts, each being pages in length. The real value in such a publication resides in the wide range of topics covered in an abbreviated form and appearing on our bookshelves within 12 months of their presentation. papers are included Author: S. E. Holm, P. Christensen. Get this from a library! Basic concepts of streptococci and streptococcal diseases: proceedings of the VIIIth International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases held in June [S E Holm; P Christensen;]. Streptococci are gram-positive aerobic organisms that cause many disorders, including pharyngitis, pneumonia, wound and skin infections, sepsis, and endocarditis. Symptoms vary with the organ infected. Sequelae of infections due to group A beta-hemolytic streptococci may include rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis.

This book is focused on one of the streptococci, Streptococcus pyogenes (the group A Streptococcus), the bacteria responsible for diseases, such as scarlet fever, pharyngitis, impetigo, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome, as well as the sequelae of rheumatic fever and acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. The goal of the 30 chapters in this volume is to present an up to . However, the reemergence of severe streptococcal and enterococcal diseases constitutes a growing public health con­ cern, which remains open to scientific and medical debate. The XIII'h Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, held at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, September el, , attracted   Committee on Infectious Diseases. Group A streptococcal infections external icon. In Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, editors. 30th ed. Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Elk Grove Village (IL). . Streptococcus agalactiae-Transient carriage in GI and GU tracts (non-path)-Neonatal Disease: Bacteremia, pneumonia, meningitis-Pregnant Women: Postpartum endometritis, wound infection, and UTIs-Adult (generally elderly/debilitated): Sepsis, pneumonia, .

Streptococcus is a diverse genus of Gram-positive bacteria commonly found in multiple locations of their human and animal hosts e.g. the oral cavity and the upper respiratory tract. Many streptococci are commensals thus play a role in colonization resistance of the host. Others, however, are pathogenic and are responsible for a range of invasive and noninvasive diseases with high morbidity and. Definition Streptococcal diseases are infectious diseases caused by various types of bacteria belonging to the genus Streptococcus. All bacteria classified as streptococci are sphere-shaped Gram-positive organisms that grow in chains or pairs. The name streptococcus comes from two Greek words that mean “twisted chain” and “spherical.”. Streptococci are a heterogeneous group that includes a variety of species capable of causing a diverse array of different diseases ranging from minor soft tissue infections to life-threatening sepsis. The most important pathogens in this group are Streptococcus pyogenes (group AFile Size: 86KB. Strep Throat. Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by group A Streptococci. The disease is spread through contact with aerosols produced in a cough or sneeze of an infected person. It can also be spread by drinking or eating from a utensil used by an infected person.