Which patients with group A streptococcal (GAS) infection should be hospitalized?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Children with GAS infection who appear unusually ill require aggressive inpatient evaluation and treatment. Streptococcal infections superimposed on varicella infection (chicken pox) represent a particularly high-risk situation. Aggressive treatment of such infections and close follow-up care are essential.


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