Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Manifestations of and Best Treatment Practices for Streptococcal Infections?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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September 03, 2015

Streptococcal impetigo lesions are most commonly encountered on the face and extremities. If untreated, streptococcal impetigo is a mild but chronic illness, often spreading to other parts of the body. Regional lymphadenitis is common. The M types that give rise to streptococcal tonsillitis (ie, types 1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 18, 19, 24) are uncommonly found in streptococcal impetigo.

For more on the presentation of group A streptococcal infections, read here.

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