Group A Streptococcus

Group A Streptococcus (group A strep, GAS) bacteria can live in a person's nose and throat. The bacteria are spread through contact with droplets from an infected person's cough or sneeze. If you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after ...1

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Symptoms of Group A Streptococcus

Group A Streptococcus (GAS; Streptococcus pyogenes) is a bacterium which can colonise the throat, skin and anogenital tract. It causes a diverse range of skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections, including:

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Complications of Group A Streptococcus

Group A strep is a type of bacteria commonly found in people's throats and on their skin. Group A strep can cause a range of infections, from a sore throat (strep throat) to skin infections (impetigo). Rarely, it can cause ...2

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Causes List for Group A Streptococcus

Some possible causes of Group A Streptococcus or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Group A Streptococcus

Through research, health experts have learned that there are more than 120 different strains of group A streptococci bacteria, each producing its own unique proteins. Some of these proteins are responsible for specific GAS diseases. ...Source: NIAID (NIH)4 ...

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Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcus

Diagnosis: GAS is usually diagnosed by microbiological culture of the affected site. Serology has specific clinical uses and can be discussed with a local infection specialist. GAS isolates from patients with healthcare-associated infections should be stored locally for a ...5

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Research for Group A Streptococcus

With the support of NIAID, scientists have determined the genetic sequence, or DNA code, for five strains of the group A streptococcus bacterium. By studying its genes, scientists can learn which proteins are responsible for virulence—crucial information that will ...6

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ groupAstrep/ index.html
  2. Source: CDC Features: cdc.gov/ Features/ ScarletFever/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ diseases-conditions/ group-streptococcal-infections
  5. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ collections/ group-a-streptococcal-infections-guidance-and-data
  6. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ diseases-conditions/ group-streptococcal-infections

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