A toxin produced by types of Streptococcus pyogenes (group A hemolytic streptococci), the bacterial cause of erysipelas.

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er·y·sip·e·lo·tox·in (er″ə-sipґə-lo-tok″sin) the toxin produced by certain strains of Streptococcus pyogenes in bacterial erysipelas.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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