Tag Archives: Streptococcus pyogenes
This posting concerns betahaemolytic species of streptococci including S. pyogenes (Lancefield group A strep), S. agalactiae ((group B strep), S. dysgalactiae group (betahaemolytic large colony, groups C or G) (several species included) which are usually associated with pyogenic infection, especially of skin and soft tissue. S. pneumoniae (the pneumococcus ) is also considered. A key misunderstanding about […]
Here is another one used for uncomplicated bloodstream infection events: Infections due to these species of streptococci are usually rapidly responsive to appropriate antibiotic therapy which can be of short duration with no minimum IV requirement as endocarditis is not a usual consideration. Penicillin resistance has not been documented and flucloxacillin is just as active (see […]
The 2016 Northern Territory Healthy Skin Workshop proceedings are available here and have great relevance for all practitioners in other regions (especially Hunter New England) who care for similar patients. The workshop aimed to develop a framework to enable a coordinated approach to Healthy Skin in the Top End. The proceedings highlight many useful resources and describe […]
Flucloxacillin is highly effective against Streptococcus pyogenes (group A strep) and related species
A common myth – “Flucloxacillin and penicillin in combination are required to treat cellulitis” NOT TRUE: monotherapy is adequate.