Streptococcal Infection, Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis

Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis

Streptococcal infections are very common in childhood, most often located in the upper respiratory tract (tonsillitis / pharyngitis, otitis, sinusitis, scarlet fever), but also on the skin (impetigo), in rare cases, may occur severe infections like pneumonia, meningitis or complications of streptococcal infection: acute articular rheumatism (rheumatic fever) and acute glomerulonephritis (inflammatory kidney damage or disruption of kidney function).