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glossary:strep_a_bacteria

Group A streptococcus (group A strep) is a bacterium that is commonly found in the throat and on the skin. The letter “A” refers to a classification of bacteria in the genus Streptococcus according to the makeup of the organism's cell wall. Group A strep bacteria might cause no symptoms of disease, but they can also cause infections that range from mild to life-threatening.

See: Infections Associated with Lymphedema

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