Strep throat is an infection in the throat and the tonsils caused by strep bacteria. It causes a severe sore throat and may cause a fever. It's treated with antibiotics.
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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