streptococcal sore throat


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sore throat

 [sor thrōt]
1. inflammation of the throat; called also faucitis.
clergyman's sore throat loss of the voice from overuse, as by clergymen; called also dysphonia clericorum.
streptococcal sore throat a sore throat caused by a streptococcus; see also streptococcal sore throat.

streptococcal

 [strep″to-kok´al]
pertaining to or due to a streptococcus.
streptococcal sore throat “strep throat,” a sore throat caused by a streptococcus; symptoms are more severe than in ordinary sore throat and may include high fever, swelling of lymph nodes of the neck, and a rash. Treatment is usually with antibiotics. See also rheumatic fever.

streptococcal sore throat

streptococcal sore throat

Pharyngitis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci.
See: scarlet fever
See also: sore throat

Patient discussion about streptococcal sore throat

Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

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5,7,8) Africa has lagged behind the other regions of the world in rheumatic fever control, partially because of neglect of the widespread treatment of suspected streptococcal sore throat with penicillin.
3 per cent of the streptococcal sore throat episodes in endemic situation and 3 per cent during epidemics develop into ARF (13,14); and 60 per cent of the ARF episodes may progress to damage the heart valves causing RHD.
True (A) or false (B) -- click on the correct answer: Treatment of suspected streptococcal sore throat with penicillin is a primary prevention of RF and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).