What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of group A streptococcal (GAS) infection?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are helpful in the diagnosis of cellulitis, myositis, abscess, and necrotizing fasciitis. Chest radiography and CT scanning of the thorax can aid in the diagnosis of pneumonia.

Possible imaging studies include plain radiography, CT scanning, ultrasonography, echocardiography, and radioisotope renal scanning.


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