bacterial pharyngitis


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bacterial pharyngitis

Severe, epidemic, pseudomembranous inflammation of the fauces and tonsils caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. It was formerly known as septic sore throat.
See also: pharyngitis
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Group A [beta]-haemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS) is the most common cause of acute bacterial pharyngitis.
Group A streptococci, the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis among children and adults, are the leading cause of acquired heart disease among children throughout the world.