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streptococcus pyogenes

streptococcus pyogenes in Medicine

Streptococcus pyogenes Streptococcus py·og·e·nes (pī-ŏj'ə-nēz)
A bacterium that causes the formation of pus or of fatal septicemias.

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  • Cultivations from the liver gave a pure growth of what appeared to be a typical (non-capsulated) streptococcus pyogenes longus.

  • streptococcus pyogenes is found in spreading suppurations and in very acute abscesses.

  • Like septicæmia, this condition is due to pyogenic bacteria, the streptococcus pyogenes being the commonest organism found.

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  • This may be a wound or a purulent blister, and the streptococcus pyogenes is the organism most frequently present.

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