TABLE 20.1


“Group B Streptococcus” was changed to “Group A Streptococcus.”

Examples of capsular polysaccharides

Capsule typeStructure
K1 (polysialic acid)
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K5 (N-acetylheparosan)
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Group A Streptococcus (hyaluronan)
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