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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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GALEANO, Fernando et al. Molecular characterization of fatal cases by Streptococcus pyogenes. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.2, pp.26-30. ISSN 1996-3696.  https://doi.org/10.18004/imt/201510226-30.

Abstract Streptococcus pyogenes is widely known as one of the most important bacterial pathogens in humans. This case report of a female patient age 3, from Lambaré, no known pathology base, consulted in the emergency department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine with an injured right leg outer face of 3 days of evolution that progressively expanded, adding purple swelling and blisters. In addition vomiting 24 hours before admission several times. The patient developed culture of lesion infiltration puncture affected area of the right leg positive for Streptococcus pyogenes multisusceptible which was referred to the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Institute in Health Sciences for molecular characterization in which the bearing was detected virulence factors speA, speB and speC.

Keywords : Streptococcus pyogenes; virulence factors; shock septic.

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