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Unformatted text preview: disease 2) Glomerulonephritis - Ag-Ab complexes filtered out in kidneys → damage kidney (glomerular capillaries) - autoimmune disease Immunity: None Scarlet fever - S. pyogenes Virulence: Erythrogenic exotoxin (due to lysogenic prophage → lysogenic conversion); also see virulent characteristics above Transmission: Droplet nuclei P/E: Nasopharynx, oral cavity Disease: Onset identical to “strep throat”. Exotoxin produced → blood stream → skin. Causes red rash on face, neck → chest, abdomen → extremities. Bright red tongue ("Strawberry" tongue) appears before rash. Skin peels, fever, chills, vomiting. Complications: Rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis (autoimmune diseases) Immunity: Ab develop to exotoxin but not to organism 1...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09