PMID: 3499450Oct 1, 1987

Cross-reactions between pneumococci and other streptococci due to C polysaccharide and F antigen

Journal of Clinical Microbiology
U B Sørensen, J Henrichsen

Abstract

By serological methods, all 83 known types of Streptococcus pneumoniae could be shown to possess C polysaccharide and F antigen. Cross-reactions due to these two antigens between pneumococci and a broad range of most other commonly encountered streptococci were examined. The presence of an antigen closely similar or identical to pneumococcal C polysaccharide was demonstrated in some strains of Streptococcus mitior. Therefore, we conclude that pneumococci cannot be identified serologically from mixed samples without culture. Streptococcal group C antiserum was found to cross-react with pneumococcal F antigen.

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polysaccharide C-substance (Streptococcus)
Antigens, Bacterial
Cross Reactions
Forssman Antigen
Immunoelectrophoresis
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Polysaccharides, Bacterial
Streptococcus
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Antigens, Heterophile

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