Clonal relationships between invasive and noninvasive Lancefield group C and G streptococci and emm-specific differences in invasiveness.

@article{Pinho2006ClonalRB,
  title={Clonal relationships between invasive and noninvasive Lancefield group C and G streptococci and emm-specific differences in invasiveness.},
  author={Marcos Daniel Pinho and Jos{\'e} Melo-Cristino and M{\'a}rio Ramirez},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={841-6}
}
Lancefield group G and group C streptococci (GGS and GCS, respectively) are pathogens responsible for a number of life-threatening infections. A collection of 116 recent (1998 to 2004) invasive (n = 28) and noninvasive (n = 88) GGS and GCS clinical isolates from Portugal were characterized. All isolates were identified as Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and characterized by emm typing and DNA macrorestriction profiling using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). emm typing… CONTINUE READING