Does group A streptococcal (GAS) infection have a sex or racial predilection?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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GAS infections are observed worldwide. Streptococcal pyoderma is a more common complication closer to tropical regions of the world. Otherwise, no racial or ethnic predispositions to infection with this organism are recognized.

GAS infections have no sex predilection, although rheumatic mitral stenosis is more common in females.


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