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What is the definition or description of: strep throat?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Strep Throat: It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep screen) may be helpful.

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