Streptococcus dysgalactiae (Gp. C/G Strep)
Gram positive bacteria belonging to the family Streptococcaceae.
It is most frequently encountered as a commensal of the alimentary tract, genital tract, or less commonly, as a part of the skin flora.
The non-invasive disease manifestations include tonsillitis and superficial skin infections, such as cellulitis and erysipelas.
Invasive disease manifestations include necrotizing fasciitis and bone and joint infections.
Less commonly it can present as pneumonia, endocarditis, genital or intra-abdominal infections, usually in those with compromised immune systems.
Bone and joint infections
Systemic and invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts
Bacteremia with no other focus (rare)
Post infectious immunologic sequelae: Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis and Acute rheumatic fever