Basic Summary for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease


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Main name of condition: Invasive group A Streptococcal disease
Other names or spellings: invasive GAS disease


What is Invasive group A Streptococcal disease?
  Brief description of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: Severe form of strep A bacteria infection.
  Parent types of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: Streptococcal Infections, Group A Streptococcal Infections, Bacterial diseases, Diseases contagious from intravenous needles
  Types of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: Necrotizing fasciitis, Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
How many people get Invasive group A Streptococcal disease?
  Incidence (annual) of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: 2,382 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 1.95 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  Incidence Rate of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: approx 1 in 114,189 or 0.00% or 2,382 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: About 9,400 cases of invasive GAS disease occurred in the United States in 1999. Of these, about 300 were STSS and 600 were necrotizing fasciitis. In contrast, there are several million cases of strep throat and impetigo each year. 2 ... Approximately 8,800 annual cases of invasive disease (3.2/100,000 population) occurred in 2000; approximately 4% were STSS and 6% were NF.3
How serious is Invasive group A Streptococcal disease?
  Death rate for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: 11.8% fatality rate for invasive GAS disease (MMWR 1999)
What causes Invasive group A Streptococcal disease?
  Class of Condition for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: bacterial
  Causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: see causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease
  Risk factors for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: see risk factors for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: see treatments for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease
  Prevention of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: see prevention of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease

Footnotes:
1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000
2. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD
3. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease: DBMD

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