Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram (+) cocci in chains

  • Catalase (-)

  • Beta-hemolytic

Epidemiology

  • Colonizes nasopharyngeal cavity in ~15% of populations

  • Found on skin

Associated syndromes

  • Tonsillopharyngitis ("strep throat")

  • SSTI

  • Necrotizing fasciitis