Novel Stratgies for Controlling Streptococcus pyogenes Infection and Associated Diseases: From Potential Vaccine to Immunotherapy.
Infections caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) represent a public health problem in both developing and developed countries. The current available methods of prevention are either inadequate or ineffective, which is highlighted by the resurgence in invasive GAS infections over the past two decades. The management of GAS and associated diseases requires new and improved approaches. This review discusses various potential approaches in controlling GAS infections, ranging from prophylactic vaccines to antibody immunotherapy.