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Why does invasive group a streptococcal disease occur?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Why not?

Hard to say. The bacteria is commonly carried in the upper respiratory tract of humans.
Occasionally it gets the upper hand and invades tissue causing disease.

In brief: Why not?

Hard to say. The bacteria is commonly carried in the upper respiratory tract of humans.
Occasionally it gets the upper hand and invades tissue causing disease.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Difficult

Our skin is a natural reservoir for many bacteria.
When our immune system gets compromised in some way, it can allow a normally innocuous bacteria like group a strep to become an infectious and invasive organism.

In brief: Difficult

Our skin is a natural reservoir for many bacteria.
When our immune system gets compromised in some way, it can allow a normally innocuous bacteria like group a strep to become an infectious and invasive organism.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Also the strain of Strep A has to have certain necessary toxins to produce this syndrome. Not all strains can cause it.
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