Streptococcal acute pharyngitis

Acute pharyngitis/tonsillitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the posterior pharynx and tonsils, is a common disease. Several viruses and bacteria can cause acute pharyngitis; however, Streptococcus pyogenes (also known as Lancefield group A β-hemolytic streptococci) is the only agent tha...

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Main Authors: Lais Martins Moreira Anjos, Mariana Barros Marcondes, Mariana Ferreira Lima, Alessandro Lia Mondelli, Marina Politi Okoshi
Format: Article
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (SBMT) 2014-07-01
Series:Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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