The authors begin by noting that bacteriologists had proposed various classifications of the streptococcus genus and that strains that produced haemolysis of red blood cells were thought to constitute a single unit or group.
Not all patients who develop the antibody will undergo red blood cell hemolysis .
The venom consists of proteins, polypeptides, and enzymes that cause necrosis and hemolysis .
Exposure to oxidative stress can cause acute hemolysis in these persons.
Intravascular hemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells in the circulation with the release of cell contents into the plasma.