Streptococcus pyogenes, Group A

General Susceptibility

Universally susceptible to:

  • Penicillins

  • Cephalosporins and other beta-lactams

Also susceptible to:

  • Vancomycin

Some resistance to:

  • Clindamycin

  • Macrolides

Clindamycin is used primarily as an adjunct for toxin suppression in necrotizing or disseminated infections.

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