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Picture of Strep Throat

Picture of Strep Throat
One of the diagnostic features of strep throat is its classic appearance. The tonsils of someone who has strep throat are often red, inflamed, and contain white spots of pus, indicating infection. The treatment of strep throat consists of antibiotics to fight the underlying bacterial infection.
Image Source: Scott Camazine / Phototake

Text Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Is It Strep Throat?"

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