Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease

Physician examining young patient

Bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep) can cause many different infections.

The best way to protect yourself from group A strep infection is to practice good hygiene, like washing your hands often.

Diseases Caused by Group A Strep

Some of these are common, relatively minor infections, like strep throat. Others are less common, but very serious and even deadly.

More Diseases Caused by Group A Strep

How Do You Say That?
  • Impetigo — im-peh-TIE-go
  • Necrotizing fasciitis — NECK-re-tie-zing FASH-e-i-tis
  • Streptococcal — strep-toe-KOK-uhl
  • Streptococcus — strep-toe-KOK-us