Pediatric Streptococcus

Pediatric Streptococcus

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Summary

Streptococcus is a type of bacteria that can lead to a wide variety of other conditions, including strep throat or rheumatic fever.

Expanded overview

Rather than being one specific condition, streptococcus is a group of bacteria that can lead to other conditions. Streptococcus can lead to:

Causes

Coming into direct contact with an infected person’s mucus, skin or infected lesions spreads streptococcus from person-to-person.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a streptococcus infection vary according to the condition that results, and can include:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Respiratory (breathing) problems
  • Problems with heart function

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