Group A streptococci

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Appropriate Tests

Can cause Pharyngitis, Cellulitis, Rheumatic fever, nephritis, Septicaemia and necrotising fasciitis.

Blood culture, Wound swab, Throat swab or tissue swab.

Serology: Antistreptolysin O titre or Anti-deoxyribonuclease B Ab to assess exposure.

See also Rheumatic fever, Pharyngitis, Skin and soft tissue infections.