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In order to investigate molecular characteristics of beta-hemolytic streptococcal isolates from western Norway, we analysed the entire emm gene sequences, obtained superantigen gene profiles and(More)
Streptococcal inhibitor of complement (SIC) and distantly related to SIC (DRS) are well-characterized extracellular virulence factors produced by only a few emm types among group A streptococci. The(More)
Invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) disease is endemic in Norway, but data on invasive group C and group G streptococcal (iGCS/GGS) disease are lacking. We investigated the characteristics of iGAS(More)