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Streptococcal pharyngitis

Streptococcal pharyngitis

Streptococcal pharyngitis, streptococcal tonsillitis, or streptococcal sore throat is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection. It affects the pharynx including the tonsils and possibly the larynx. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. It is the cause of 15–40% of sore throats among children and 5–15% in adults. Strep throat is a contagious infection, spread through close contact with an infected individ...

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