Latest Streptococcal pharyngitis Stories
Patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are being admitted to hospital too late to prevent the need for heart surgery.
Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues.
Researchers have discovered a promising alternative to common antibiotics used to fight the bacteria that causes strep throat.
Taking oral antibiotics for treatment of acne appears to be associated with reporting symptoms of pharyngitis (sore throat).
By taking local biosurveillance data into account when assessing patients for communicable diseases, doctors may be able to make better diagnostic decisions.
Adding new evidence to the debate on the best treatment for middle-ear infections, or acute otitis media, in young children, clinical researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have found antibiotics to be more effective than a placebo in relieving symptoms.
A tonsillectomy is a 3,000-year-old surgical procedure that has just received itâ€™s first multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, which provides evidence-based recommendations on the pre and postoperative care and management of children aged 1 to 18 years under consideration for the operation.
A common infection in children, strep throat can lead to problems with a childâ€™s heart, joints or brain if left untreated -- and when the brain is involved, motor and mental functioning may be compromised, leading to syndromes such as attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...