Who is at risk for infection by group A streptococci (GAS)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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S pyogenes is highly communicable and can cause disease in healthy people of all ages who do not have type-specific immunity against the specific serotype responsible for infection. The streptococcus can be present on healthy skin for at least a week before lesions appear.


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