What is the first-line drug of choice for treatment of group A streptococcal (GAS) infections?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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To date, S pyogenes has remained universally susceptible to penicillin. Therefore, penicillin remains the first-line drug of choice for pharyngeal infections, as well as for complicated or invasive infections.


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