strep throat

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strep throat

n.
An infection of the throat caused by streptococcal bacteria and marked by fever, pain, and enlargement of lymph nodes.

strep′ throat′


n.
an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci.
[1925–30]

strep throat

(strĕp)
Infection of the throat caused by streptococcus bacteria. Symptoms include fever, redness of the throat, and inflammation of the tonsils.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strep throat - an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
pharyngitis, raw throat, sore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

strep throat

n (esp US inf) → Halsentzündung f

strep throat

n. infección y dolor de garganta causados por un estreptococo.
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The disease is caused by a Streptococcus pyogenes, better known as group A streptococcus.
It most closely resembles Group A streptococcus in genetic sequencing and also shares many of the same virulence factors resulting in similar clinical manifestations.
Through identification of increased toxin production by epidemic forms of group A streptococcus (the "flesh-eating" bacterium), scientists for the first time are able to pinpoint the molecular events that contribute to large intercontinental epidemics of disease.
difficile, Group A Streptococcus, Group B Streptococcus, HSV 1&2, and pertussis in the United States, as well as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and malaria outside of the U.
Group A Streptococcus are reportedly Gram-positive bacteria, residing in the nose, throat and skin, while Group C and G Streptococcus (GCS and GGS, respectively) bacteria are less understood than Group A bacteria, although some strains of GCS and GGS have been increasingly reported to cause infections similar to those caused by GAS.
We describe a cluster of infections with group A Streptococcus spp.
Use of two throat swabs did not significantly improve the sensitivity of the OIA MAX test for group A streptococcus in a randomized study of 363 children aged 5-18 years with acute pharyngitis, said Elias N.
The consistent 20% failure to distinguish group C streptococcus from group A streptococcus might reflect a decision on the part of some clinician directors of laboratories that making a distinction between [beta]-hemolytic streptococci is not necessary.
StreptAvax(tm) is the only vaccine against group A streptococcus being tested in human clinical trials.
Group A Streptococcus (GAS), a common cause of pharyngitis and uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections, can cause serious invasive infections (including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome [STSS]) and death.
The group A streptococcus bacterium is responsible for most cases of streptococcal illness.

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