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Streptococcus Pyogenes. The bacteria that causes Scarlet Fever By Brittany Sartain. General Information. Scientific name: Streptococcus pyogenes . They are gram-positive Metabolism: anaerobic, heterotrophs Produces a pyrogenic exotoxin Does not form endospores (no special adaptations)

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streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus Pyogenes

The bacteria that causes

Scarlet Fever

By Brittany Sartain

general information
General Information
  • Scientific name: Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • They are gram-positive
  • Metabolism: anaerobic, heterotrophs
  • Produces a pyrogenic exotoxin
  • Does not form endospores (no special adaptations)
  • Classification: Streptococcus (round and in a chain)
  • Habitat: blood
impact
Impact
  • Streptococcus Pyogenes causes Scarlet fever. This illness mostly effects children. Symptoms include fever and a bright red rash. It can be treated with antibiotics.
wow facts
Wow Facts
  • More than 10 million infections are caused by group A Streptococcus each year.
  • Before the development of antibiotics, Scarlet Fever was the leading cause of death in children.
  • Scarlet Fever occur mostly in children 4-8 years old.
sources
Sources
  • http://science.jrank.org/pages/5991/Scarlet-Fever.html
  • http://bacteria.emedtv.com/scarlet-fever-bacteria/scarlet-fever-bacteria.html
  • http://cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/scarletfever_g.htm