Early detection of streptococcal group antigens in skin samples by latex particle agglutination.

The streptococcal group antigens (A to G) were researched in skin biopsy specimens by a latex agglutination technique using commercial (Slidex Streptokit bio-Mérieux and Streptex Wellcome) and experimental reagents. Twenty-seven patients with obvious cutaneous infections (12 cases of erysipelas, nine cases of cellulitis, and six cases of necrotizing… CONTINUE READING