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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333320/cross-resistance-to-lincosamides-streptogramins-a-and-pleuromutilins-in-streptococcus-agalactiae-isolates-from-the-usa
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Paulina A Hawkins, Caitlin S Law, Benjamin J Metcalf, Sopio Chochua, Delois M Jackson, Lars F Westblade, Robert Jerris, Bernard W Beall, Lesley McGee
Background: Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) is a leading cause of meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia in neonates in the United States. GBS also causes invasive disease in older infants, pregnant women, children and young adults with underlying medical conditions, and older adults. Resistance to lincosamides in the absence of erythromycin resistance is rare in GBS, but has been previously reported in clinical isolates, both on its own or in combination with resistance to streptogramins A and pleuromutilins (L/LSA/LSAP phenotypes)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331908/il-1%C3%AE-is-an-innate-immune-sensor-of-microbial-proteolysis
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Christopher N LaRock, Jordan Todd, Doris L LaRock, Joshua Olson, Anthony J O'Donoghue, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew A Cooper, Hal M Hoffman, Victor Nizet
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a key proinflammatory cytokine that drives antimicrobial immune responses. IL-1β is aberrantly activated in autoimmune diseases, and IL-1β inhibitors are used as therapeutic agents to treat patients with certain autoimmune disorders. Review of postmarketing surveillance of patients receiving IL-1β inhibitors found a disproportionate reporting of invasive infections by group A Streptococcus (GAS). IL-1β inhibition increased mouse susceptibility to GAS infection, but IL-1β was produced independent of canonical inflammasomes...
August 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325626/group-b-streptococcal-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-a-diabetic-adult-patient
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Andrea Pacha, Ramiro Luna Cian, Laura Bonofiglio, Melisa Solari, Virginia Strada, Mariana Suárez, Laura Vigliarolo, Carina Tersigni, Marta Mollerach, Horacio Lopardo
The aim of this report is to describe a rare case of necrotizing pneumonia due to group B Streptococcus serotype III in a relatively young male adult (48 years old) suffering from diabetes. The organism was isolated from his pleural fluid and was only resistant to tetracycline. The patient first received ceftazidime (2g/8h i.v.)+clindamycin (300mg/8h) for 18 days and then he was discharged home and orally treated with amoxicillin clavulanic acid (1g/12h) for 23 days with an uneventful evolution. As in the cases of invasive infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, clindamycin could prevent streptococcal toxic shock syndrome...
March 18, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301990/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-bacterial-meningitis
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Lene Fogt Lundbo, Thomas Benfield
BACKGROUND: Bacterial meningitis is a significant burden of disease and mortality in all age groups worldwide despite the development of effective conjugated vaccines. The pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis is based on complex and incompletely understood host-pathogen interactions. Some of these are pathogen-specific, while some are shared between different bacteria. METHODS: We searched the database PubMed to identify host risk factors for bacterial meningitis caused by the pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae type b, because they are three most common causative bacteria beyond the neonatal period...
June 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289082/use-of-a-phosphorylation-site-mutant-to-identify-distinct-modes-of-gene-repression-by-the-control-of-virulence-regulator-covr-in-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Nicola Horstmann, Pranoti Sahasrabhojane, Hui Yao, Xiaoping Su, Samuel A Shelburne
The control of virulence regulator/sensor kinase (CovRS) two-component system (TCS) serves as a model for investigating the impact of signaling pathways on the pathogenesis of Gram-positive bacteria. However the molecular mechanisms by which CovR, an OmpR/PhoB family response regulator, controls virulence gene expression are poorly defined partly due to the labile nature of its aspartate phosphorylation site. To better understand the regulatory effect of phosphorylated CovR, we generated the phosphorylation site mutant strain 10870-CovR-D53E, which we predicted to have a constitutive CovR phosphorylation phenotype...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283023/genome-analysis-following-a-national-increase-in-scarlet-fever-in-england-2014
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Victoria Chalker, Aleksey Jironkin, Juliana Coelho, Ali Al-Shahib, Steve Platt, Georgia Kapatai, Roger Daniel, Chenchal Dhami, Marisa Laranjeira, Timothy Chambers, Rebecca Guy, Theresa Lamagni, Timothy Harrison, Meera Chand, Alan P Johnson, Anthony Underwood
BACKGROUND: During a substantial elevation in scarlet fever (SF) notifications in 2014 a national genomic study was undertaken of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococci, GAS) isolates from patients with SF with comparison to isolates from patients with invasive disease (iGAS) to test the hypotheses that the increase in SF was due to either the introduction of one or more new/emerging strains in the population in England or the transmission of a known genetic element through the population of GAS by horizontal gene transfer (HGT) resulting in infections with an increased likelihood of causing SF...
March 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278252/complement-inhibition-by-sarcoptes-scabiei-protects-streptococcus-pyogenes-an-in-vitro-study-to-unravel-the-molecular-mechanisms-behind-the-poorly-understood-predilection-of-s-pyogenes-to-infect-mite-induced-skin-lesions
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Pearl M Swe, Lindsay D Christian, Hieng C Lu, Kadaba S Sriprakash, Katja Fischer
BACKGROUND: On a global scale scabies is one of the most common dermatological conditions, imposing a considerable economic burden on individuals, communities and health systems. There is substantial epidemiological evidence that in tropical regions scabies is often causing pyoderma and subsequently serious illness due to invasion by opportunistic bacteria. The health burden due to complicated scabies causing cellulitis, bacteraemia and sepsis, heart and kidney diseases in resource-poor communities is extreme...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276804/screening-for-early-onset-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease-in-neonates-in-an-irish-hospital-2001-2014-a-retrospective-audit
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Maryke Nielsen, Naveed Sheikh, Eoin Fitzgerald, Mary Meehan, David LeBlanc, Maeve Eogan, Afif El-Khuffash, Richard J Drew
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of early-onset neonatal sepsis and meningitis. In babies with no clinical suspicion of infection, who are at risk of early-onset invasive disease based on maternal risk factors, blood cultures are taken to detect bacteraemia. In our institution, lumbar punctures are performed in infants with clinical signs of sepsis but not in infants who are well at the time of screening. Between 2001 and 2014, there were 112,361 live births weighing >500 g, of whom 13,959 (12...
February 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266109/role-of-microbial-biofilms-in-the-maintenance-of-oral-health-and-in-the-development-of-dental-caries-and-periodontal-diseases-consensus-report-of-group-1-of-the-joint-efp-orca-workshop-on-the-boundaries-between-caries-and-periodontal-disease
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Mariano Sanz, David Beighton, Michael A Curtis, Jaime A Cury, Irene Dige, Henrik Dommisch, Roger Ellwood, Rodrigo Giacaman, David Herrera, Mark C Herzberg, Eija Könönen, Philip D Marsh, Joerg Meyle, Alex Mira, Ana Molina, Andrea Mombelli, Marc Quirynen, Eric C Reynolds, Lior Shapira, Egija Zaura
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The scope of this working group was to review (1) ecological interactions at the dental biofilm in health and disease, (2) the role of microbial communities in the pathogenesis of periodontitis and caries, and (3) the innate host response in caries and periodontal diseases. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: A health-associated biofilm includes genera such as Neisseria, Streptococcus, Actinomyces, Veillonella and Granulicatella. Microorganisms associated with both caries and periodontal diseases are metabolically highly specialized and organized as multispecies microbial biofilms...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264907/increased-pilus-production-conferred-by-a-naturally-occurring-mutation-alters-host-pathogen-interaction-in-favor-of-carriage-in-streptococcus-pyogenes
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Anthony R Flores, Randall J Olsen, Concepcion Cantu, Kyler B Pallister, Fermin E Guerra, Jovanka M Voyich, James M Musser
Studies of the human pathogen group A Streptococcus (GAS) define the carrier phenotype as increased ability to adhere to and persist on epithelial surfaces and decreased ability to cause disease. We tested the hypothesis that a single amino acid change (Arg135Gly) in a highly conserved sensor kinase (LiaS) of a poorly defined GAS regulatory system contributes to a carrier phenotype through increased pilus production. When introduced into an emm serotype-matched invasive strain, the carrier allele (liaS(R135G)) recapitulated a carrier phenotype defined by increased ability to adhere to mucosal surfaces and decreased ability to cause disease...
March 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
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REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257899/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-determination-of-antimicrobial-resistance-mechanisms-and-capsular-serotypes-of-current-invasive-streptococcus-agalactiae-recovered-in-the-united-states
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Benjamin J Metcalf, Sopio Chochua, Robert E Gertz, Paulina A Hawkins, Jessica Ricaldi, Zhongya Li, Hollis Walker, Theresa Tran, Joy Rivers, Saundra Mathis, Delois Jackson, Anita Glennen, Ruth Lynfield, Lesley McGee, Bernard Beall
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate and exploit a whole genome sequence (WGS) bioinformatics pipeline for predicting antimicrobial resistance and capsular serotypes from invasive group B streptococci (iGBS). METHODS: For 1975 iGBS recovered during 2015 from CDC's Active Bacterial Core surveillance, we compared pipeline predictions to broth dilution testing. Fifty-six isolates from earlier surveillance were included for testing β-lactams.. Conventional serotyping was compared to WGS-based assignments for 302 isolates...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237623/effect-of-underlying-immune-compromise-on-the-manifestations-and-outcomes-of-group-a-streptococcal-bacteremia
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Kathleen A Linder, Leen Alkhouli, Mayur Ramesh, George A Alangaden, Carol A Kauffman, Marisa H Miceli
BACKGROUND: Group A streptococcal bloodstream infection is the most common presentation of invasive group A streptococcal disease. We sought to determine the impact of immunosuppression on severity of disease and clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective review of 148 patients with at least one positive blood culture for Streptococcus pyogenes from 1/2003 to 3/2013 compared immunocompromised patients with those with no immunocompromise in regards to development of severe complications and mortality...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237500/prospects-for-preventing-infant-invasive-gbs-disease-through-maternal-vaccination
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Shabir A Madhi, Ziyaad Dangor
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis, with the highest incidence (1.3 per 1000 live births) reported from Africa. Although the incidence of invasive GBS disease is reportedly low in South Asia, there is disconnect between prevalence of maternal recto-vaginal colonization and the incidence of early-onset disease (EOD). This is possibly due to case-ascertainment biases that omit investigation of newborns dying on day-0 of life, which accounts for >90% of EOD. Furthermore, GBS is associated with approximately 15% of all infection related stillbirths...
February 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236516/colorectal-neoplasm-in-cases-of-clostridium-septicum-and-streptococcus-gallolyticus-subsp-gallolyticus-bacteraemia
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Juan Corredoira, Imma Grau, José F Garcia-Rodriguez, María Jose García-País, Ramón Rabuñal, Carmen Ardanuy, Fernando García-Garrote, Amparo Coira, Maria Pilar Alonso, Annemarie Boleij, Roman Pallares
BACKGROUND: Bacteremia with Clostridium septicum (CS) and Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (SGG) have both been associated with colorectal neoplasms (CRN) and colonoscopic examination is advised, however the differences and similarities in colorectal findings are not well known. METHODS: This is a multicenter, comparative study of patients with CS bacteremia [44 of 664 cases (6.6%) of Clostridium spp.] and SGG bacteremia [257 of 596 cases (44.2%) of S...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236250/group-b-streptococcal-disease-in-infants-in-the-first-year-of-life-a-nationwide-surveillance-study-in-japan-2011-2015
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Kousaku Matsubara, Kiyoshi Hoshina, Masatoshi Kondo, Isao Miyairi, Yoshiya Yukitake, Yusuke Ito, Kisei Minami, Ryuichi Genkawa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of childhood group B streptococcus (GBS) disease including late late-onset disease (LLOD) and to clinically characterize recurrent cases and twin-sibling cases in Japan. METHODS: We collected information on infants (<1 year of age) with invasive GBS disease and institutional information about births and transfers through a nationwide questionnaire between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: We identified 133 infants with early-onset disease (EOD), 274 late-onset disease (LOD), and 38 LLOD from 149 institutes...
February 25, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216292/evolutionary-constraints-shaping-streptococcus-pyogenes-host-interactions
#17
REVIEW
Reid V Wilkening, Michael J Federle
Research on the Gram-positive human-restricted pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus, GAS) has long focused on invasive illness, the most severe manifestations of GAS infection. Recent advances in descriptions of molecular mechanisms of GAS virulence, coupled with massive sequencing efforts to isolate genomes, have allowed the field to better understand the molecular and evolutionary changes leading to pandemic strains. These findings suggest that it is necessary to rethink the dogma involving GAS pathogenesis, and that the most productive avenues for research going forward may be investigations into GAS in its 'normal' habitat, the nasopharynx, and its ability to either live with its host in an asymptomatic lifestyle or as an agent of superficial infections...
February 16, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202416/microarray-analysis-of-macrophage-response-to-infection-with-streptococcus-oralis-reveals-the-immunosuppressive-effect-of-hydrogen-peroxide
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Hitomi Matsushima, Yutaro Kumagai, Alexis Vandenbon, Hideo Kataoka, Miki Kadena, Haruka Fukamachi, Takafumi Arimoto, Hirobumi Morisaki, Nagatoshi Fujiwara, Nobuo Okahashi, Hirotaka Kuwata
Oral streptococci including mitis group streptococci are commensal residents and are also the first to colonize the oral cavity. However, various species of these oral streptococci have the potential to invade the host and occasionally lead to severe infectious disease such as cardiovascular diseases. Oral streptococci have close interactions with the host immune system including macrophages at the oral mucosal surface. One notable common trait of oral streptococcus including Streptococcus oralis (S. oralis) is the production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192236/diagnosis-of-primary-antibody-and-complement-immunodeficiencies-in-young-adults-after-a-first-invasive-bacterial-infection
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Sébastien Sanges, Frédéric Wallet, Nicolas Blondiaux, Didier Theis, Isabelle Verin, Anne Vachée, Rodrigue Dessein, Karine Faure, Nathalie Viget, Eric Senneville, Olivier Leroy, Fleur Maury, Nicolas Just, Julien Poissy, Daniel Mathieu, Anne Prévotat, Cécile Chenivesse, Arnaud Scherpereel, Grégoire Smith, Benjamin Lopez, Jérémie Rosain, Véronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Mathilde Bahuaud, Frédéric Batteux, David Launay, Myriam Labalette, Guillaume Lefèvre
OBJECTIVES: Screening for primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) in adults is recommended after two severe bacterial infections. We aimed to evaluate if screening should be performed after the first invasive infection in young adults. METHODS: Eligible patients were retrospectively identified using hospital discharge and bacteriology databases in 3 centers during a 3-year period. Eighteen to forty year-old patients were included if they had experienced an invasive infection with encapsulated bacteria commonly encountered in PIDs (Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP), Neisseria meningitidis (NM), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Haemophilus influenzae (HI) or group A Streptococcus (GAS))...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161295/serotype-distribution-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-in-japan-after-introduction-of-the-routine-immunization-program
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Haruko Miyazaki, Rie Shibuya, Naoko Midorikawa, Bin Chang, Makoto Ohnishi, Tetsuya Matsumoto
Pneumococcal vaccines have reduced the incidences of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections among children and adults, but a relative increase in the prevalence of non-vaccine serotypes has been reported. To follow the changing epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases, capsular serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed on 534 pneumococcal isolates obtained from a hospital in Japan after routine immunization was launched, between October 2014 and May 2016. Serotype distributions and antimicrobial susceptibilities were evaluated among the total patient population, and were compared by age and sample groups and by serotype group, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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