022 – Group A Streptococcus / Streptococcus Pyogenes | A Classical Killer

Streptococcus Pyogenes Microscopic Photo for This Medical Life Episode

This is the story of Streptococcus Pyogenes.

Streptococcus pyogenes is a critical micro-organism for every doctor to know about.

It is a gram positive coccus that grows in chains and has the potential to cause significant morbidity and even mortality. It has taken us centuries to learn the significance of this infection and is a testament to modern day medicine that its complications are rare.