Molecular Characterization of Nonhemolytic and Nonpigmented Group B Streptococci Responsible for Human Invasive Infections.

@article{Six2016MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Characterization of Nonhemolytic and Nonpigmented Group B Streptococci Responsible for Human Invasive Infections.},
  author={Anne Six and Arnaud Firon and C{\'e}line Plainvert and Camille Caplain and Abdelouhab Bouaboud and G{\'e}rald Touak and Nicolas Dmytruk and Magalie Longo and Franck Letourneur and Agn{\`e}s Fouet and Patrick Trieu-Cuot and Claire Poyart},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={75-82}
}
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common commensal bacterium in adults, but is also the leading cause of invasive bacterial infections in neonates in developed countries. The β-hemolysin/cytolysin (β-h/c), which is always associated with the production of an orange-to-red pigment, is a major virulence factor that is also used for GBS diagnosis. A collection of 1,776 independent clinical GBS strains isolated in France between 2006 and 2013 was evaluated on specific medium for β-h/c activity and… CONTINUE READING

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