Which disorders are included in the suppurative spectrum of group A streptococci (GAS) diseases?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The suppurative spectrum of GAS diseases includes the following:

  • Pharyngitis - With or without tonsillopharyngeal cellulitis or abscess

  • Impetigo - Purulent, honey-colored, crusted skin lesions

  • Necrotizing fasciitis

  • Cellulitis

  • Streptococcal bacteremia

  • Sinusitis

  • Meningitis or brain abscess (a rare complication resulting from direct extension of an ear or sinus infection or from hematogenous spread)


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