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What is streptococcal sore throat (strep throat)?

Streptococcal sore throat (or strep throat) is an infection of the throat caused by Group A Streptococcal bacteria. Common symptoms include a sore throat, chills, fever, and swollen tonsils and lymph nodes. Although anyone can get strep throat, it is most commonly seen in children aged between 5 and 15.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 21 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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