• Group A Streptococcal Infections

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    Streptococcal Infections | Strep Throat | MedlinePlus
    Streptococcal is a type of bacteria that can cause strep throat (group A) or blood infections (group B). Learn how they can be prevented and treated.

    Group A Streptococcal Infections

    Penicillin is the drug of choice for both mild and severe disease. Two of the most severe, but least common, forms of invasive gas disease are called necrotizing fasciitis (infection of muscle and fat tissue) and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (a rapidly progressing infection causing low blood pressureshock and injury to organs such as the kidneys, liver and lungs). Occasionally, however, these bacteria can cause much more severe and even life threatening diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis (occasionally described as the flesh-eating bacteria) and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (stss).

    Although healthy people can get invasive gas disease, people with chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes and kidney dialysis, and those who use medications such as steroids, are at higher risk. Clusters of cases or outbreaks of invasive gas have not been reported in any schools or communities in new york state. However, it is important to complete the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed.

    However, those who are at higher risk of invasive disease if infected (for example, persons with diabetes, cancer, chronic heart disease or alcoholism) should discuss the benefit of preventive antibiotics with their healthcare provider. . Health conditions that decrease a persons immunity to infection also make invasive disease more likely.

    The reason why some strains will cause more severe illness is not totally clear but may involve the production of substances (toxins) that cause shock and organ damage and of enzymes that cause tissue destruction. The risk of spread is greatest when an individual is ill, such as when people have strep throat or an infected wound. Early signs and symptoms of stss may include fever, dizziness, confusion, low blood pressure, rash and abdominal pain.

    Approximately 20 percent of patients with necrotizing fasciitis and 60 percent with stss die. This may occur when a person has sores or other breaks in the skin that allow the bacteria to get into the tissue. If household contacts are in good health, they should be watched for signs of gas infection, but will not need to take preventive antibiotics.

    The vast majority of gas infections are relatively mild illnesses, such as strep throat and. In contrast, there are several million cases of strep throat and impetigo annually. Should contacts of individuals with invasive group a streptococcal disease be tested and treated? The risk of secondary cases of invasive gas disease among persons with casual contact to a case is very small. In addition, people may carry group a streptococci in the throat or on the skin and have no symptoms of disease. These bacteria are spread by direct contact with nose and throat discharges of an infected individual or with infected skin lesions.


    Streptococcal Infections (invasive group A strep, GAS)


    Communicable Disease Fact Sheet, Streptococcal Infections (invasive group A strep)

    Group A Streptococcal Infections

    Group B streptococcal infection - Wikipedia
    Group B streptococcus infection, also known as Group B streptococcal disease, is the infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) (also known as group B streptococcus or GBS).
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    Wounds should be watched for possible signs of infection which include increasing redness, swelling and pain at the wound site. Persons with sore throats should be seen by a physician who can perform tests to find out whether it is strep throat if so, one should stay home from work, school or daycare for 24 hours or more after taking an antibiotic. Invasive group a streptococcal infections occur when the bacteria gets past the defenses of the person who is infected. Approximately 20 percent of patients with necrotizing fasciitis and 60 percent with stss die. Approximately 9,000-11,500 cases of invasive gas disease occur in the united states each year resulting in 1,000-1,800 deaths.

    Clusters of cases or outbreaks of invasive gas have not been reported in any schools or communities in new york state. Household items like plates, cups and toys do not play a major role in disease transmission. Group a streptococci are bacteria commonly found in the throat and on the skin. In general, it is not necessary for all persons exposed to someone with an invasive group a streptococcal infection to be tested or receive preventive antibiotics. The centers for disease control and prevention estimates that less than 10 of these are cases of necrotizing fasciitis and stss.

    The spread of all types of group a streptococcal infections may be reduced by good hand washing, especially after coughing and sneezing, before and after preparing foods and before eating. Early treatment may reduce the risk of death although, unfortunately, even appropriate therapy does not prevent death in every case. Treatment of an infected person with an appropriate antibiotic for 24 hours or longer eliminates contagiousness. Invasive gas disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening infection in which the bacteria have invaded parts of the body, such as the blood, deep muscle and fat tissue or the lungs. If household contacts are in good health, they should be watched for signs of gas infection, but will not need to take preventive antibiotics. These bacteria are spread by direct contact with nose and throat discharges of an infected individual or with infected skin lesions. Few people who come in contact with a virulent strain of gas will develop invasive gas disease most will have a routine throat or skin infection and some may have no symptoms whatsoever. The vast majority of gas infections are relatively mild illnesses, such as strep throat and. . Individuals who carry the bacteria but have no symptoms are much less contagious.

    REFERENCES. Schrag SJ, Zywicki S, Farley MM, et al. Group B streptococcal disease in the era of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis. N Engl J Med 2000; 342:15.

    Group A streptococcal infection - Wikipedia

    A group A streptococcal infection is an infection with group A streptococcus (GAS). Streptococcus pyogenes comprises the vast majority of the Lancefield group A streptococci, and is often used as a synonym for GAS.
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