Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Signs and Symptoms

by John Fisher, MD

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    The lecture Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Signs and Symptoms by John Fisher, MD is from the course Upper Respiratory Infections. It contains the following chapters:

    • Signs/Symptoms – Group A Streptococcus (GAS)
    • Signs/Symptoms – Non-Group A Streptococcus
    • Atypical Bacteria

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Coxsackie A16
    2. HSV I
    3. Enterovirus 61
    4. Echovirus
    5. Adenovirus
    1. Advise avoidance of contact sports
    2. Flag drug allergy in her chart so she does not receive beta-lactam antibiotics in the future
    3. Provide benadryl and prescribe an alternate treatment for strep throat
    4. Sensitize the patient to amoxicillin and continue treatment
    5. Check for HIV
    1. Encourage hydration & symptomatic treatment
    2. Obtain a complete blood count serum analysis
    3. Obtain a comprehensive metabolic panel serum analysis
    4. Perform a multiplex RT-PCR for respiratory pathogens
    5. Obtain viral cultures
    1. Jugular venous thrombophlebitis
    2. Airway obstruction
    3. Co-infection with Group A streptococci
    4. Full body rash
    5. Suppurrative lymphadenitis
    1. Corynebacterium diptheriae
    2. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    3. Coxsackie A16
    4. Fusobacterium necrophorum
    5. Mycoplasma pneumoniae

    Author of lecture Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Signs and Symptoms

     John Fisher, MD

    John Fisher, MD

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