Croup; Pharynx Disorders
Croup (also called laryngotracheobronchitis) is a disease which afflicts infants and young children, typically aged between 3 months and 5 years. It is characterized by a harsh 'barking' cough, inspiratory stridor and fever.
The group A streptococcus bacterium (Streptococcus pyogenes) is a form of Streptococcus bacteria responsible for most cases of streptococcal illness. Other types (B, C, D, and G) may also cause infection. Group B streptococci cause most streptococcal infections in newborns and maternal post-labor/delivery infections.
Throat Disorders as related to Strep Throat
- Sore Throat or Strep Throat? How to Tell the Difference
Antibiotics for Strep Throat. If your doctor diagnoses you with strep throat, you will be prescribed antibiotics or given an antibiotic shot to treat it.
- Strep throat is very different - WebMD
Continued How Is Strep Throat Different From a Sore Throat With a Cold? Stre p throat is caused by an infection of streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat spreads by ...
- Strep Throat-Symptoms - WebMD
Common symptoms of strep throat in children and adults include: Severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms.
- Strep Throat vs Sore Throat: How to Tell the Difference
Question: Is Your Sore Throat Strep? Strep throat is an infection caused by group A streptococcus. It can be difficult to tell if your sore throat is strep or simply ...
- Strep Throat Symptoms, Treatment, Causes - How is strep ...
Strep throat is highly contagious and is most commonly spread via direct person-to-person contact. Strep throat will usually get better on its own within two to five ...
- Sore Throat - Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders - Merck ...
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Symptoms of Nose and Throat Disorders from the Home Version of the Merck Manuals.
- Do I Need Antibiotics for Strep Throat? - Verywell
Strep is an abbreviation for a family of bacteria called streptococci. Strep throat occurs when the throat and surrounding structures become infected with this bacteria.
- Sore throat, strep throat, or tonsillitis? - WebMD Boots
Do you have a sore throat? Do you wonder if your painful sore throat is from a cold, or viral or bacterial tonsillitis? Here's how to tell.
- Strep Throat: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments - Medical ...
Strep throat is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacterium. Streptococcal bacteria are extremely contagious and can spread through airborne droplets.
- Strep throat - AboutKidsHealth
Strep throat is an inflamed (red and swollen) throat caused by infection with bacteria called Streptococci. Learn how you can take care of your child.