Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.6.2311-2312.2002
Title: Fatal case of pneumonia caused by a nonhemolytic strain of Streptococcus pyogenes
Authors: Taylor, M.B. 
Barkham, T.
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Taylor, M.B., Barkham, T. (2002). Fatal case of pneumonia caused by a nonhemolytic strain of Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40 (6) : 2311-2312. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.6.2311-2312.2002
Abstract: We report a case of pneumonia with a fatal outcome caused by a nonhemolytic strain of Streptococcus pyogenes. This strain was isolated in pure growth from blood cultures and was fully identified biochemically. Such strains will be difficult to recognize and isolate from sites with heavy growth of normal flora. This phenomenon has been reported sporadically before, and it is unknown how common such strains may be in pharyngeal samples.
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130960
ISSN: 00951137
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.40.6.2311-2312.2002
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