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Clostridium perfringens

Gas gangrene; a-toxin

Extensive tissue damage

Removes the polar head group on the phospholipids in the membrane, destabilizing its integrity

p. 701

Staphylococcus aureus

Wound and other infections; leukocidin

Accumulation of pus

Inserts into membranes, forming pores that allow fluids to enter.

p. 693

Streptococcus pyogenes

Pharyngitis and other infections; streptolysin O

Accumulation of pus

Inserts into membranes, forming pores that allow fluids to enter.

p. 565

SUPERANTIGENS—Overrides the specificity of the T-cell response.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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