S. pyogenes causes mild superficial skin infections to life-threatening systemic diseases. Mild infections include pharyngitis and localized skin infection (impetigo). Erysipelas and cellulitis are characterized by multiplication and lateral spread of S. pyogenes in deep layers of the skin. Other toxigenic S. pyogenes infections may lead to life-threatening toxic shock syndrome.
AmpliSens® Streptococcus pyogenes-screen/monitor-FRT PCR kit can detect and quantify S. pyogenes DNA.