Streptococcal Infections

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of germs. 2 of them cause most of the strep infections in people: group A and group B. Group A strep causes: Strep throat, a sore, red throat. Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are 65 or older or already have illness. Strep B can cause urinary system infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults. Anti-biotics are used to treat strep infections.

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