Group A Streptococcal Infection Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is group A streptococcal infection?

Group A streptococci are a subgroup of bacteria that cause bacterial infections in humans. These infections occur commonly in the skin or throat but can spread into the blood, joints, and brain.

Symptoms of group A streptococcal infection

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Sore throat

  • Throat redness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for group A streptococcal infection

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose group A streptococcal infection

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have redness in your throat?

Treatment for group A streptococcal infection

Antibiotics are needed to kill the bacteria. If there is an abscess (pus collection), the doctor may cut or drain the abscess. Severe cases may require hospitalization for monitoring and supportive treatment.

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References

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