Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis

M. Gottschalk, Robert Higgins, M. Jacques, K. R. Mittal, J. Henrichsen

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Fourteen new capsular types of Streptococcus suis (types 9 to 22) are described. All reference strains are morphologically and biochemically similar to types previously described. Reference strain types 9 to 13, 15, 16, and 22 were isolated from disease pigs, whereas types 17 to 19 and 21 came from clinically healthy pigs; type 14 was isolated from a human case of meningitis, and type 20 was isolated from a diseased calf. The group T streptococcus of de Moor has been included in the typing system as type 15. Two-way cross-reactions between types 6 and 16 and a one-way cross-reaction between types 2 and 22 have been demonstrated. In addition, several cross-reactions probably not due to capsular material were detected among different types by using the coagglutination test. This test should not be used alone; weak or multiple positive reactions must be confirmed by the capsular reaction test or the capillary precipitation test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2633-2636
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume27
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 9 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Gottschalk, M., Higgins, R., Jacques, M., Mittal, K. R., & Henrichsen, J. (1989). Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 27(12), 2633-2636.

Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis. / Gottschalk, M.; Higgins, Robert; Jacques, M.; Mittal, K. R.; Henrichsen, J.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 27, No. 12, 09.12.1989, p. 2633-2636.

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Gottschalk, M, Higgins, R, Jacques, M, Mittal, KR & Henrichsen, J 1989, 'Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 2633-2636.
Gottschalk M, Higgins R, Jacques M, Mittal KR, Henrichsen J. Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1989 Dec 9;27(12):2633-2636.
Gottschalk, M. ; Higgins, Robert ; Jacques, M. ; Mittal, K. R. ; Henrichsen, J. / Description of 14 new capsular types of Streptococcus suis. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1989 ; Vol. 27, No. 12. pp. 2633-2636.
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