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Definition of Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus pyogenes: A common bacteria that causes strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis), impetigo, other skin infections, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, glomerulonephritis, and invasive fasciitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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