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What is strep throat?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Specific infection

A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus.
Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx.

In brief: Specific infection

A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus.
Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Infection

See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ysfjixlsadm for more information.

In brief: Infection

See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ysfjixlsadm for more information.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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