If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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.
Last Revised: October 9, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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