- Caused by bacteria Group A Streptoccoci.
- Occurs as fever, sore throat, exudative tonsillitis, pharyngitis, tender enlarged lymphnods at neck, ear infection.
- Typical rash will occur which is usually a fine, reddish, blanching on pressure, appears on neck, chest, axilla, elbow groin and inner surfaces of thighs.
- Transmitted by direct contact or by respiratory droplets.
- Rheumatic fever and effect on kidney may occur as complication.
- Education - about modes of transmission.
- relationship with Rheumatic fever.
- adherence to the treatment.
- Pasteurize the milk.
- Exclude infected people from handling milk and food.
- Treatment with penicillin may reduce the complication.
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