Vaginal swab of Lochia discharge: group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) – Shipped on February 10, 2020 FINAL RESULTS
A simulated vaginal swab with Lochia discharge collected from a 24 year old female postpartum with fever was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify group A Streptococcus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M194-2
- Group A Streptococcus/Streptococcus pyogenes is an important bacteria associated with childbed (puerperal) fever.