Group B Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome and covR/S Mutations Revisited.

Sendi, Parham; El Hay, Muad Abd; Brandt, Claudia M; Spellerberg, Barbara (2017). Group B Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome and covR/S Mutations Revisited. Emerging infectious diseases, 23(1), pp. 150-152. U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid2301.161063

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Gene mutations in the virulence regulator CovR/S of group A Streptococcus play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. We screened 25 group B Streptococcus (GBS) isolates obtained from patients with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and found only 1 GBS clone harboring this kind of mutation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1080-6040

Publisher:

U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases

Language:

English

Submitter:

Parham Sendi

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2017 17:11

Last Modified:

17 Aug 2017 17:11

Publisher DOI:

10.3201/eid2301.161063

PubMed ID:

27983484

Uncontrolled Keywords:

STSS; bacteria; group B Streptococcus; streptococcal toxic shock syndrome; streptococci; toxic shock syndrome; two-component system

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.96586

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96586

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