M182-1

Throat: Group C beta-hemolytic Streptococcus – Shipped August 13, 2018

HISTORY

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

  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.
  2. Group C Streptococcus is an important cause of pharyngitis and can cause infection similar to that of Streptococcus pyogenes.

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