Group A Streptococcus Infection: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 6/26/2021

Group A Streptococcus infection is a bacterial infection. Complications can include kidney damage, shock, or rheumatic fever.

Signs and symptoms of group A Streptococcus infection depend on the site of the body where the infection is located. Typical symptoms and signs can include

Other associated symptoms and signs can include vomiting and abdominal complaints, particularly in children.

Cause of group A Streptococcus infection

Infection with group A Streptococcus bacterium causes a group A Streptococcus infection. The infection usually spreads among humans by direct contact. These bacteria can cause a variety of illnesses, but strep throat is among the most common. Other conditions that can result from group A Streptococcus include wound infections and skin infections

Other group a streptococcus infection symptoms and signs

  • Abdominal Complaints, Particularly in Children.
  • Chills
  • Enlarged and Tender Lymph Nodes in and Around the Neck
  • Fever
  • Redness of the Throat
  • Sore Throat
  • Thick Pus-Like Fluid Around the Tonsils
  • Vomiting

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References
Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.