Medical Definition of Streptococcus, group A
Autoimmune reactions to strep have also recently been associated with a number of disorders, including guttate psoriasis (cradle cap), Sydenham's chorea (a movement disorder related to rheumatic fever), obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, autism, and anorexia nervosa.
Group A strep are also known popularly as flesh-eating bacteria.
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