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Strep Throat

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Causal Organism Streptococcus Aureus
Method of TransmissionRespiratory droplets from an infected person
Prevention or TreatmentAmoxacillin, Penicillin
Symptomssore throat, Odynophagia, swollen lymph nodes, fever, red and swollen tonsils, tiny red spots on the roof of mouth (petechiae)
Symptoms in Children headache, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
ComplicationsPost-streptococcal gloimerulonephronitis-inflammation and proliferation of glomeular tissue which results in damage to the capillary endothelium of the kidneys
Complications pt 2Rheumatic fever: inflammation in the heart, blood vessels and joints Scarlet fever: strain specific produces an exotoxin due to a prophage that will cover body with a rash
Incubation Period2-5 days
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