And now for some pathology
Path related pictures and texts. Mostly stuff I post for revision for my lazy self. My other tumblr is celicessideofparadise, it's non-path related.
Strep throat
is caused by streptococcus pyogenes. Sore throats can also be caused by viruses, but the difference between the two is the production of pus which is seen in the bacterial infection. If this bacterium produces an exotoxin (called erythrogenic toxin) it can cause a skin rash, accompanied by a sore throat and fever, (like the ”usual” strep throat). In that case it’s called scarlet fever.
The red spots on the soft palate in the picture above are called Forchmeimer spots, and are actually petechiae caused by the exotoxin. They can also be seen in measles and rubella. 

Strep throat

is caused by streptococcus pyogenes. Sore throats can also be caused by viruses, but the difference between the two is the production of pus which is seen in the bacterial infection. If this bacterium produces an exotoxin (called erythrogenic toxin) it can cause a skin rash, accompanied by a sore throat and fever, (like the ”usual” strep throat). In that case it’s called scarlet fever.

The red spots on the soft palate in the picture above are called Forchmeimer spots, and are actually petechiae caused by the exotoxin. They can also be seen in measles and rubella. 

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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