Streptococcal Infections (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for group A streptococcal infections?

The prognosis for mild GAS infections is usually good to excellent. The prognosis for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or cancer, or for those who are immunosuppressed, is more guarded, but often is still good with early treatment. However, the prognosis for patients developing necrotizing fasciitis or toxic shock syndrome ranges from good with early effective treatment to poor when the diseases are diagnosed and treated late in the disease process.

Where can people find more information about group A streptococcal infections?

The following sites can provide additional information about GAS infections:

"Strep Throat," MedicineNet.com

"Rapid Strep Test," MedicineNet.com

"Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease," CDC

"Group A Streptococcal Infections," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

REFERENCES:

Davis, Loretta. "Erysipelas." Jan. 11, 2010. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1052445-overview>.

Halsey, Eric S. "Bacterial Pharyngitis." Jan. 11, 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/225243-overview>.

Todar, K. "Streptococcus Pyogenes and Streptococcal Disease." Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology. 2011. <http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/
streptococcus.html>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2012

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