Infectious Disease

Do You Have Streptococcal Pharyngitis?

What is Streptococcal Pharyngitis?

Streptococcal Pharyngitis is also known as strep throat. It is a contagious disease cause by infection with streptococcal bacteria, which causes inflammation and swelling of the mucous membranes lining the back of the throat and the tonsils. Strep Throat is caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes. Strep throat is spread through casual contact such as coughing and speaking.

Signs and Symptoms

Some signs and symptoms include a red sore throat with swollen tonsils and patches of puss.

Treatment and Prevention

Antibiotics are taking to treat this disease. The best way to prevent strep throat is to avoid close contact with someone who is already infected with strep.