It can present with a broad spectrum of severity. We report a year-old woman who presented with severe Group C streptococcal pharyngitis. She presented with a 9-day history of progressive symptoms, including fever, sore throat, neck swelling, and recent onset of hoarseness.
A more recent article on streptococcal pharyngitis is available. This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. BETH A.
Strep throat is an infection of the throat and tonsils. GAS bacteria can spread from person to person through contact with respiratory droplets from a person with strep throat. These droplets may be spread when a person with strep throat coughs or sneezes.
Many viruses and bacteria can cause acute pharyngitis. Streptococcus pyogeneswhich are also called group A Streptococcus or group A strep, cause acute pharyngitis known as strep throat. Group A strep pharyngitis is an infection of the oropharynx caused by S.
Group C and group G streptococci are bacteria closely related to the group A streptococcus sore throat or flesh-eating bug which look like small round beads under the microscope and which produce a range of toxins and surface proteins which combat the human immune system and also cause disease. Unlike the group A streptococcus, the group C and group G streps have not been studied extensively. This is mainly because the diseases due to group C and G are much less common, but also because the diseases caused are less well-recognised.
PURPOSE The prevalence of Group C beta-hemolytic streptococcus and Fusobacterium necrophorum among patients with sore throat in the outpatient setting has not been previously summarized. We set out to derive prevalence information from the existing literature. We limited searches to studies where the majority of data was collected after January 1,to reflect contemporary microbiological methods and prevalences.
Streptococcal strep infections are communicable diseases that develop when bacteria of the family Streptococcus invade parts of the body and contaminate blood or tissue. Most people have some form of strep bacteria in their body at some point. A person who hosts bacteria without showing signs of infection is considered a carrier.
Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are several types. Two of them cause most of the strep infections in people: group A and group B. Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns.
Group A streptococci are bacteria commonly found in the throat and on the skin. The vast majority of GAS infections are relatively mild illnesses, such as strep throat and impetigo. Occasionally, however, these bacteria can cause much more severe and even life threatening diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis occasionally described as "the flesh-eating bacteria" and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome STSS.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can make your throat feel sore and scratchy. Strep throat accounts for only a small portion of sore throats. If untreated, strep throat can cause complications, such as kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a specific type of rash, or heart valve damage.