Pathogenicity factors in group C and G streptococci

Claire E. Turner, Laura Bubba, Androulla Efstratiou

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The pyogenic streptococci of Lancefield groups C and G were initially recognized as a cause of animal infections long before they were even considered as agents of human disease, even though they are widely distributed in animals and humans. They comprise a heterogeneous complex of streptococcal species that act as causative agents of a spectrum of diseases ranging from mild pharyngitis to skin infection to life-threatening systemic infections associated with high mortality rates. In this article we provide an overview of the various group C and group G streptococcal species, the diseases they cause, and the major pathogenicity factors that contribute to their virulence (Table 1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGram-Positive Pathogens
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670452
ISBN (Print)9781683670124
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Antiphagocytic factor
  • Group c streptococci
  • Group g streptococci
  • Immunoglobulin binding
  • Streptococcal toxins
  • Systemic infections
  • Virulence genes


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