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Types of Haemolytic Streptococci in Relation to Scarlet Fever

  • Fred Griffith (a1)

The analysis of a series of haemolytic streptococci of scarlatinal origin by agglutinin absorption experiments has revealed the existence of three chief types. Among 81 strains from scarlatinal throats 37 have been shown to belong to one or other of the three types; 12 have been classified as Type 1, 14 as Type 2 and 11 as Type 3. In addition, two strains have been found which absorbed the agglutinin from both Types 1 and 3 sera.

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page 390 note 1 Smith, J. (1926). The Serological Classification of Haemolytic Streptococci obtained from Cases of Sclarlet Fever. Journ. Hygiene, xxv. 165175.

page 391 note 1 Eagles, G. H. (1924). The Significance of Serological Grouping of Haemolytic Streptococci, with Special References to Streptococcus scarlatinae. Brit. Journ. Exp. Path. v. 199205.

page 392 note 1 Andrewes, F. W. (1922). Studies in Group Agglutination. Journ. Path. and Bact. xxv. 505521.

page 395 note 1 Franklin, A. Stevens and Dochez, A. R. (1926). Studies on the Biology of Streptococcus. Journ. Exp. Med. XLII. 379–93.

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Epidemiology & Infection
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