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what is non group a strep? is it contagious?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that is the strain that can lead to rheumatic heart disease. Other strains are usually left for the body to take care of without antibiotics.
Answered on Mar 6, 2020

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