M131-3

Vaginal Swab: Group A Streptococcus  – Shipped May 2013

HISTORY

This sample was a simulated vaginal swab from a 5 year old patient.

The challenge was sent to category A and B laboratories. Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report group A Streptococcus.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M131-3

  1. Group A streptococci are one of the most common causes of vulvovaginitis in pre-pubertal girls.

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