Which environmental factors increase the risk of group A streptococcal (GAS) impetigo and pharyngitis?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Multiple streptococcal infections in the same family are common. Impetigo and pharyngitis are more likely to occur among children living in crowded homes and in suboptimal hygienic conditions.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!