Wednesday, August 22, 2012



So do we all agree that the picture looks truly horrifying and makes us thankful for our healthy bodies and over all hygiene.

This is an actual disease.
This bacterial infection starts when ever bacteria gets a chance to enter the body.

It starts damaging the soft tissue on top of the skin and the thin layer of sheath that covers the muscles.

If it is treated properly, the bacteria is completely removed from the body but areas operated on are left open so that bacteria removal is ensured.

STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium that is the cause of group A streptococcal infections.
=S. pyogenes displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall.

S. pyogenes typically produces large zones of beta-hemolysis (the complete disruption of erythrocytes and the release of hemoglobin) when cultured on blood agar plates, and are therefore also called Group A (beta-hemolytic) Streptococcus (abbreviated GABHS)....

Streptococci are catalase-negative.
In ideal conditions, S. pyogenes has an incubation period of approximately 1–3 days.

It is an infrequent, but usually pathogenic, part of the skin flora.

It is estimated that there are more than 700 million infections world wide each year and over 650,000 cases of severe, invasive infections that have a mortality rate of 25 %.
Early recognition and treatment are critical; diagnostic failure can result in sepsis and death.

S. pyogenes has several virulence factors that enable it to attach to host tissues, evade the immune response, and spread by penetrating host tissue layers.

---Mac Justine Aguirre
---(Junior Admin I)




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