Erythrogenic Toxin

∞ generated and posted on 2016.03.18 ∞

Proteins that give rise to the defining red coloration of scarlet fever.

The erythrogenic toxins are produced by Streptococcus pyogenes and the red coloration comes about in the course of damage to capillaries found beneath the skin.

Erythrogenic toxins are classified as exotoxins, cytotoxins, and superantigens.