What Is The Disease Caused By Streptococcal Infection And Damages The Heart Valves And Heart Muscle?

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Streptococcal bacteria are extremely versatile and common. Able to invade almost any part of the body, streptococci cause a host of diseases. These microbes are divided into more than a dozen different groups, based on the proteins they harbor in their cell walls and their characteristics as determined by laboratory tests.

A list of some of the most troublesome categories or species of streptococcus and the diseases for which they are well known includes:

  • Group A: strep throat, scarlet fever, rheu...
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