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Definition of Strep, group A

Strep, group A: A well-known strain (a type) of streptococcus (strep) bacteria that can cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. Strep A can also be associated with mild skin infections such as impetigo or more serious skin and soft tissue infections known as cellulitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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