Causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease


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Cause details for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: Invasive GAS infections occur when the bacteria get past the defenses of the person who is infected. This may occur when a person has sores or other breaks in the skin that allow the bacteria to get into the tissue, or when the person’s ability to fight off the infection is decreased because of chronic illness or an illness that affects the immune system. Also, some virulent strains of GAS are more likely to cause severe disease than others. 1

Related information for causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: Further relevant information on causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease may be found in the risk factors for Invasive group A Streptococcal disease and underlying causes of Invasive group A Streptococcal disease.

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1. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD

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