Axillary abscess complicated by venous thrombosis, identification of Streptococcus pyogenes by 16S PCR.

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We report a case of an axillary abscess with Streptococcus pyogenes complicated by venous thrombosis. Bacterial etiology and typing was obtained by PCR and sequencing of the 16S rRNA and the M-protein genes from abscess material. The bacterium was of M41 serotype and serology indicated that it had expressed pro-coagulant factors.

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  • Microbiology in the medical area
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3435-3437
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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