Contribution of Streptococcus anginosus to infections caused by groups C and G streptococci, southern India.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/106778
Title:
Contribution of Streptococcus anginosus to infections caused by groups C and G streptococci, southern India.
Authors:
Reissmann, Silvana; Friedrichs, Claudia; Rajkumari, Reena; Itzek, Andreas; Fulde, Marcus; Rodloff, Arne C; Brahmadathan, Kootallur N; Chhatwal, Gursharan S; Nitsche-Schmitz, D Patric
Abstract:
Vellore, a region in southern India, has a high incidence of severe human infections with Beta-hemolytic group C and G streptococci (GCGS). To determine the causative species in these infections, we conducted 16S rRNA gene sequencing: Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (81%) and S. anginosus (19%) were the causative organisms in the 2-year study period (2006-2007). We used PCR to detect the virulence-related emm gene; results showed that it was restricted to S. dysgalactieae subsp. equisimilis isolates of 99.2% tested positive. Due to a novel marker, S. anginosus and S. constellatus can be quickly and accurately distinguished from other members of the genus. The notable contribution of the anginosus group to human infections suggests that this group of obligate pathogens deserves more attention in healthcare and research.
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany.
Citation:
Contribution of Streptococcus anginosus to infections caused by groups C and G streptococci, southern India. 2010, 16 (4):656-63 Emerging Infect. Dis.
Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/106778
PubMed ID:
20350380
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1080-6059
Appears in Collections:
Publications of Dept. Medizinische Mikrobiologie (MMIK)

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dc.contributor.authorReissmann, Silvanaen
dc.contributor.authorFriedrichs, Claudiaen
dc.contributor.authorRajkumari, Reenaen
dc.contributor.authorItzek, Andreasen
dc.contributor.authorFulde, Marcusen
dc.contributor.authorRodloff, Arne Cen
dc.contributor.authorBrahmadathan, Kootallur Nen
dc.contributor.authorChhatwal, Gursharan Sen
dc.contributor.authorNitsche-Schmitz, D Patricen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-24T09:36:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-24T09:36:11Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.citationContribution of Streptococcus anginosus to infections caused by groups C and G streptococci, southern India. 2010, 16 (4):656-63 Emerging Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn1080-6059-
dc.identifier.pmid20350380-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/106778-
dc.description.abstractVellore, a region in southern India, has a high incidence of severe human infections with Beta-hemolytic group C and G streptococci (GCGS). To determine the causative species in these infections, we conducted 16S rRNA gene sequencing: Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (81%) and S. anginosus (19%) were the causative organisms in the 2-year study period (2006-2007). We used PCR to detect the virulence-related emm gene; results showed that it was restricted to S. dysgalactieae subsp. equisimilis isolates of 99.2% tested positive. Due to a novel marker, S. anginosus and S. constellatus can be quickly and accurately distinguished from other members of the genus. The notable contribution of the anginosus group to human infections suggests that this group of obligate pathogens deserves more attention in healthcare and research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshDNA, Bacterialen
dc.subject.meshGenes, Bacterialen
dc.subject.meshGenetic Markersen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIndiaen
dc.subject.meshOpen Reading Framesen
dc.subject.meshPolymerase Chain Reactionen
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16Sen
dc.subject.meshSequence Analysis, DNAen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcusen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus anginosusen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus constellatusen
dc.subject.meshVirulence Factorsen
dc.titleContribution of Streptococcus anginosus to infections caused by groups C and G streptococci, southern India.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHelmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany.en
dc.identifier.journalEmerging infectious diseasesen
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