Streptococcus (Group A) Second Edition

Overview

Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes) are probably best known for causing streptococcal pharynigitis, or strep throat. But they also cause more kinds of disease than any other species of bacteria. Group A streptococci are responsible for diseases that range from relatively mild skin conditions to the devastating and sometimes deadly disease associated with "flesh-eating bacteria." Streptococcus (Group A), Second Edition examines the history, epidemiology, and future ...

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Overview

Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes) are probably best known for causing streptococcal pharynigitis, or strep throat. But they also cause more kinds of disease than any other species of bacteria. Group A streptococci are responsible for diseases that range from relatively mild skin conditions to the devastating and sometimes deadly disease associated with "flesh-eating bacteria." Streptococcus (Group A), Second Edition examines the history, epidemiology, and future prospects of the ongoing battle against group A streptococci.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases And Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604132519
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword David Heymann 6

1 One Bacterium, Many Different Diseases 8

2 Diagnosis and Treatment of the Group A Streptococcus 18

3 Superficial Infections: Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Impetigo 27

4 Scarlet Fever 34

5 Resurgence of an Old Pathogen: Invasive Streptococcal Diseases 45

6 Post-Streptococcal Complications 55

7 Virulence Factors of Group A Streptococci 67

8 Vaccine Prospects and the Future of the Group A Streptococcus 84

Notes 90

Glossary 91

Bibliography 99

Further Resources 103

Index 104

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