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Streptococcus is a type of bacteria that can lead to a wide variety of other conditions, including strep throat or rheumatic fever.
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Rather than being one specific condition, streptococcus is a group of bacteria that can lead to other conditions. Streptococcus can lead to:
Signs and symptoms of a streptococcus infection vary according to the condition that results, and can include:
Coming into direct contact with an infected person’s mucus, skin or infected lesions spreads streptococcus from person-to-person.