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group A strep·to·coc·ci (GAS),

a common bacteria that is the cause of strep throat, scarlet fever, impetigo, cellulitis-erysipelas, rheumatic fever, acute glomerular nephritis, endocarditis, and group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis. The prototype is Streptococcus pyogenes.
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group A streptococci

Beta-hemolytic streptococci (esp. Streptococcus pyogenes) that produce human diseases, including pharyngitis, cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, otitis media, pneumonia, scarlet fever, necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, sinusitis, and tonsillitis. In addition, group A streptococcus infection may have immunologic sequelae such as rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis.
See also: streptococcus
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group A strep·to·coc·ci

(grūp streptō-kokī)
Common bacteria that is the cause of strep throat, scarlet fever, impetigo, cellulitis-erysipelas, rheumatic fever, acute glomerular nephritis, endocarditis, and group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis. The prototype is Streptococcus pyogenes.
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Mrs Kimmance developed fatal toxic shock syndrome as a result of a group A streptococcal infection, while Mrs Pickett died from a sudden onset of severe pneumonia, likely to have been caused by a group A streptococcal infection.
Invasive group A streptococcal infection was defined as the presence of a compatible clinical presentation and the isolation of group A streptococcus from a normally sterile body site; NF was defined as the presence of necrosis in the fascia and polymorphic infiltrate.
A spokesman said yesterday that Mrs Kimmance developed fatal toxic shock syndrome as a result of a group A streptococcal infection while Mrs Pickett died from a sudden onset of severe pneumonia, likely to have been caused by a group A streptococcal infection.
Amy Kimmance, 39, and Jasmine Pickett, 29, both teachers, died from complications caused by a group A streptococcal infection shortly after being discharged from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.
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