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

Streptococcus carriers are unlikely to spread the organism to their close contacts and are at very low risk, if any, of developing suppurative complications or nonsuppurative complications (eg, acute rheumatic fever). Continuous antimicrobial prophylaxis is not recommended except to prevent the recurrence of rheumatic fever in patients who have experienced a previous episode of this disease.

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

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