Infection with Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as the group A streptococci (GAS), causes various diseases in humans. Millions of GAS infections occur worldwide every year, leading to an estimated 500,000 deaths each year. Invasive GAS illnesses may result in cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, pneumonia, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. Noninvasive diseases include impetigo and tonsillopharyngitis, which may lead to complications such as poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and acute rheumatic fever.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Streptococcal Infection Clinical Keys - Medscape - Feb 18, 2021.