Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx) caused by group A streptococcus. Most sore throats are not caused by these bacteria and are instead due to viruses such as the common cold. This pamphlet describes the very basics on strep throat including its cause, symptoms, risk factors, evaluation, and treatment. It also provides three links to resources on the internet that would be very useful for patients seeking more information.
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Strep Throat: Diagnosis and Treatment.
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