All About Strep Throat

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Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. The bacteria that causes strep throat is called group A Streptococcus. This same bacteria can also cause other infections, including scarlet fever and impetigo.

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Strep throat can affect anyone but is most common among school-aged children and teenagers between 5 and 15. Adults who are not exposed to children are unlikely to be infected, as are children younger than 3. Strep A causes about one-third of sore throats in children but only 1 in 10 sore throats in adults.


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Brittany Pavey
09 Mar 2020
Good, short and sweet, yet thorough explanation of strep throat.
Ruth Tresidder
05 Apr 2023
Very good
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Huy Ho
10 Mar 2023
All good.
Joceline Balansag
15 Mar 2020
Good information. Important to put into my everyday practice.
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Michelle Fazackerley
26 Mar 2023
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good resource
Rosalee Brown
29 Mar 2023
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good refresher
Katrina harris
15 Mar 2020
Succinct overview of Streptococcal A (Strep throat). Outlines signs, symptoms and treatments. Easy to read, referenced evidence based topic.
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