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Group A streptococcal (Streptococcus pyogenes) bacteremia in adults

Dennis L Stevens, MD, PhD
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Daniel J Sexton, MD
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Elinor L Baron, MD, DTMH


Group A Streptococcus (GAS; Streptococcus pyogenes) is an aerobic gram-positive coccus that causes an array of infections, including:

A variety of cutaneous infections (eg, cellulitis, erysipelas, pyoderma)

Necrotizing fasciitis

Myositis or myonecrosis


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