Streptococci and the Host

  • Thea Horaud
  • Anne Bouvet
  • Roland Leclercq
  • Henri de Montclos
  • Michel Sicard

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 418)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introductory Talks

    1. Maxime Schwartz
      Pages 1-2
    2. Maclyn McCarty
      Pages 3-4
    3. Vincent A. Fischetti
      Pages 15-20
  3. Streptococcal and Enterococcal Infections and Their Complications

    1. Robert R. Tanz, Michael A. Gerber, Stanford T. Shulman
      Pages 29-33
    2. Farida Jamal, Sabiha Pit, Sukeri Kasni, Mohd Sadek Yasin, Salmiah Bt Aton, Karam Singh
      Pages 35-37
    3. Michael A. Gerber, Robert R. Tanz, William Kabat, Gillian L. Bell, Edward L. Kaplan, Stanford T. Shulman
      Pages 39-40
    4. Gabriela Coman, Carmen Pânzaru, Cãtãlina Dahorea, Maria Cârlan, Florin Butnaru
      Pages 41-43
    5. L. Gubbay, A. Ellis, G. López Holtmann, L. Galanternik
      Pages 49-52
    6. S. Constantiniu, A. Romaniuc, P. Onu, O. Constantiniu
      Pages 53-55
    7. Aodhán S. Breathnach, Susannah J. Eykyn
      Pages 57-58
    8. Jitka Motlova, Helena Havlickova, Jana Kneiflova, Paula Kriz
      Pages 59-61
    9. M. Barnham, N. Weightman, S. Chapman, A. Efstratiou, R. C. George, J. Stanley
      Pages 67-69
    10. W. H. Swanston, J. Woo, A. Murphy, A. Efstratiou, A. Tanna, H. F. M. Reid
      Pages 71-73

About this book


Streptococci and enterococci are the etiologic agents of infectious diseases that rank among the most severe in human pathology. The diagnosis, antibiotherapy, and prevention of the streptococcal diseases have improved considerably. However, the reemergence of severe streptococcal and enterococcal diseases constitutes a growing public health con­ cern, which remains open to scientific and medical debate. The XIII'h Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, held at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, September 16---2el, 1996, attracted 505 par­ ticipants from 43 countries. Twenty-two percent of the participants were students, a clear sign of the intense interest in this field. Of the 390 presentations made at the symposium, 260 were submitted as manuscripts for the Proceedings; we have included 249 of these in this volume. This symposium provided a forum for the presentation of the most recent findings and approaches to understanding several important fields, such as new aspects of infec­ tion, bacteria~host interactions, epidemiology, and molecular genetics of streptococci and enterococci. Over the last three years, the study of these subjects has expanded as increas­ ingly sophisticated methods of molecular analysis have been applied to investigate the bi­ ology of pathogenic streptococci and enterococci. Virulence, vaccine strategies, genetics, antibiotic resistance, epidemiology, and immunology are now being examined through the lens of molecular biology. The application of recently developed techniques to this field will continue to yield insight into the mechanism by which these organisms cause disease.


antibiotics bacteria infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Thea Horaud
    • 1
  • Anne Bouvet
    • 2
  • Roland Leclercq
    • 3
  • Henri de Montclos
    • 4
  • Michel Sicard
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut PasteurParisFrance
  2. 2.Hôtel Dieu HospitalUniversity Paris VIParisFrance
  3. 3.Henri Mondor HospitalUniversity Paris XIICreteilFrance
  4. 4.Hospital of FleyriatBourg en BresseFrance
  5. 5.University Paul Sabatier and National Center of Scientific ResearchToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1827-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1825-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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