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Strep Thorat

Were you looking for information on Strep Throat? Strep thorat is a common misspelling of strep throat.
 
Caused by group A streptococcus bacteria (GAS or Streptococcus pyogenes), strep throat most often occurs in children between 5 and 15 years old. Possible symptoms include a red and painful throat that begins suddenly, a fever above 101ºF, and white patches on the tonsils or in the throat. Because it is a bacterial infection, strep throat is treated with antibiotics, usually penicillin. A person is no longer considered contagious after taking antibiotics for 24 hours.
 
(For more information, click Strep Throat. This article provides a complete overview of this throat infection, including how it is diagnosed, how it is spread, and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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