Group A Streptococcus (group A strep, Streptococcus pyogenes) can cause both noninvasive and invasive disease, as well as nonsuppurative sequelae. Learn more about the etiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment options, prognosis and complications, and prevention of some of these infections below.
Pharyngitis (Strep Throat)Acute pharyngitis caused by group A strep commonly presents with sudden-onset of sore throat, odynophagia, and fever...
Scarlet FeverAn infection of the oropharynx or, less commonly, the skin by erythrogenic-toxin-producing group A strep produces this rash illness...
Post-Streptococcal GlomerulonephritisAn immunologically-mediated, delayed sequela of pharyngitis or skin infections, it is caused almost universally by particular strains of Streptococcus pyogenes that are nephritogenic...
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- Page last updated: September 16, 2016
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