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How is invasive group a streptococcal disease treated?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Antibiotics

Penicillin, erythromycin, Clindamycin then stronger antibiotics after wound cleaning.

In brief: Antibiotics

Penicillin, erythromycin, Clindamycin then stronger antibiotics after wound cleaning.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Antibiotics

Invasive strep can be a serious disease depending on the strain of bacteria.
The main treatment is penicillin but also removal of dead skin if any, along with supportive care like IV fluids.

In brief: Antibiotics

Invasive strep can be a serious disease depending on the strain of bacteria.
The main treatment is penicillin but also removal of dead skin if any, along with supportive care like IV fluids.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Antibiotics

Depends on what you mean by "invasive group a streptococcal disease" as there are many forms.
Necrotizing fasciitis or the "flesh eating bug" infection is usually treated with penicillin plus Clindamycin in addition to aggressive surgical debridement of the necrotic fascia. Intravenous Immune Globulin is also used in some cases.

In brief: Antibiotics

Depends on what you mean by "invasive group a streptococcal disease" as there are many forms.
Necrotizing fasciitis or the "flesh eating bug" infection is usually treated with penicillin plus Clindamycin in addition to aggressive surgical debridement of the necrotic fascia. Intravenous Immune Globulin is also used in some cases.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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