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What is the thing which causes streptococcal infections?

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A Bacteria: A bacteria named streptococcus, thus being sensitive to antibiotics.Untreated, it may cause serious heart trouble, kidney problems, skin infections and other problems.A serious sore throat needs a doctors visit to rule it out or treat it properly.

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Bacteria: Streptococcal bacteria such as streptococcus pyogenes, streptococcus agalactiae, streptococcus pneumoniae, streptoccus anginosis group, streptoccus bovis, streptococcus dysgalactiae, streptococcus virus and group etc.

Answered 10/6/2013

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