GAS, Group A Streptococcus Invasive Infections...
What a title, huh?
Yea, I am clearly still in school and apparently in a microbiology class… struggling to write this paper.
I chose this topic because I thought it was going to be a piece of cake to write and my husband’s aunt suggested it. A piece of cake all right… I initially did not want to write about this topic because I thought it did not have such an impact on our society. Such a pig-headed thing to say. Patients still have to go through debridement if the infection isn’t caught in time.
I must make a connection between Streptococcus pyogenes, its M-protein on its cellular membrane, and its ability to produce these two exotoxins which lead to apoptosis. Why? Because I am trying to get a decent grade for this INSANE report and it is only supposed to be a five to seven page paper. I have over ten sources… It isn’t looking that way.
This is me stating the next following statements. I am not ripping off someone’s hard work… I am gathering my thoughts so I can write this horrible paper… M-proteins are a virulence factor because they have the ability to inhibit phagocytes from doing their job. On top of that, S. pyogenes have the ability to produce exotoxins which can take on similar traits of antigens and can produce an immune response. T-cells then begin to attack where the microbes are currently stationed which at this point should be fascia layer of the skin because we are talking about necrotizing fasciitis… Horrible smells/gases are produced because the microbes are consuming the fascia and forming a byproduct/waste… The person begins to experience pain if they haven’t already… There you have it! Any time you have a cut… always wash it because you never know what could happen.
I think we got it folks! Obviously I have to add a little more details, but I think we just about got it. Yah…