Throat: Group C beta-hemolytic Streptococcus – Shipped August 13, 2018
A simulated throat sample collected from 22 year old female college student with recurrent pharyngitis was sent to category A and C laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify and report Group C beta hemolytic Streptococcus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M182-1
- Large beta hemolytic colonies should be tested further for Group A, C and G when clinical diagnosis includes persistent, recurrent or chronic sore throat.
- Group C Streptococcus is an important cause of pharyngitis and can cause infection similar to that of Streptococcus pyogenes.