Relationship between asymptomatic carriage of Streptococcus pyogenes and the ability of the strains to adhere to and be internalised by cultured epithelial cells.

@article{Sela2000RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between asymptomatic carriage of Streptococcus pyogenes and the ability of the strains to adhere to and be internalised by cultured epithelial cells.},
  author={Shay Sela and Ruth Neeman and Nathan Keller and Asher Barzilai},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={499-502}
}
This study was undertaken to determine whether the ability of group A streptococci to persist in the throat following antibiotic therapy corresponded with their capacity to adhere to and be internalised by epithelial cells. The study employed a HEp-2 cell model to examine the adherence and internalisation capacities of 42 strains (13 from asymptomatic patients with bacteriological eradication failure and 29 from patients with bacterial eradication). The adherence and internalisation… CONTINUE READING