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
- sore throat,
- redness of the throat,
- thick pus-like fluid around the tonsils,
- chills, and
- enlarged and tender lymph nodes in and around the neck.
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.
- Enlarged and Tender Lymph Nodes in and Around the Neck
- Redness of the Throat
- Sore Throat
- Thick Pus-Like Fluid Around the Tonsils
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