Streptococcal Pharyngitis

Strep throat

Streptococcal pharyngitis (sore throat), or "strep throat," is an infection of the throat and tonsils caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS).

General information

Streptococcal pharyngitis fact sheet (PDF,  24 KB) - Hmong (PDF,  18 KB) - Spanish (PDF,  30 KB)
Sore throat - CDC

Last Revised: January 28, 2015