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Chapter 11.2 : Serologic Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal Infections

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Abstract:

A number of extracellular antigenic products have been identified in cultures of group A streptococci, primarily enzymatic proteins. These include streptolysin O, streptokinase, hyaluronidase, deoxyribonucleases (DNases A, B, C, and D), and adenine dinucleotide glycohydrolase.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Serologic Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal Infections, p 137-145. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch11.2
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Table 11.2.1-1

Tests of antibodies to extracellular products of group A streptococci

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Serologic Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal Infections, p 137-145. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch11.2

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