Patient Comments: Streptococcal Infections - Risk Factors

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Did you have any risk factors that predisposed you to contracting a group A streptococcal infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Lucky9630, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 02

I have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. I fell ill with flu-like symptoms that worsened rapidly, with 103 plus fever and redness of the skin. I was diagnosed with group A streptococcal infection, but not fasciitis. Treatment was three weeks of vancomycin and daptomycin IV. There was some permanent scarring and kidney damage.

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Just about any painful sore throat is caused by strep. See Answer

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