M182-2

Wound: Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus  – Shipped August 13, 2018

HISTORY

A simulated wound collected from 35-year old male with arm injury was sent to category A laboratories.

Participants were expected to report the presence of group A beta hemolytic Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes)

 

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M182-2

  1. Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes) remain one of the most clinically relevant pathogens from an acute care and public health perspective. Invasive Group A streptococcal infections are a nationally notifiable condition.
  2. To date, there are no clinically-relevant penicillin-resistant strains of Group A streptococci.

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