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streptococcus erythrogenic toxin


Definition: a culture filtrate of lysogenized group A strains of ß-hemolytic streptococci, erythrogenic when inoculated into the skin of susceptible patients, and neutralized by antibodies that appear during scarlet fever convalescence; three immunologic types (A, B, and C) are recognized.

Synonym(s): Dick test toxin, erythrogenic toxin, scarlet fever erythrogenic toxin

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