Unformatted text preview: hemolytic, and no hemolysis as gamma-hemolytic streptococci. The beta-hemolytic are the most common pathogenic type ● Lancefield classified the beta-hemolytic streptococci into groups, labeled A through O. ● The group A beta-hemolytic streptococci are the most common of all pathogenic streptococci Humans are the only reservoir of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Highest incidence is in patients younger than 10 years. Crowded conditions and person-to-person transmission are responsible for it’s perpetuity. Comp. Rev. for Cert. and Recert. Examinations for Physician Assistants 4 th Ed....
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