Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Strep Tonsil Infection Underlying Cause

Group A Streptococcus is the most common cause of streptococcal tonsillitis. The bacteria invade the tonsils in the back of the throat, resulting in inflammation and pain.

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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