Group A Strep – Advice for parents

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UK Health Security #Group #GroupAStrep Group A Strep (GAS) GAS is a common bacteria which causes a range of infections including scarlet fever. These infections are usually mild. Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) It can also cause a rare, more serious infection called Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS). This occurs when GAS bacteria gets into parts of the body where it causes serious disease, like the lungs or bloodstream.

Here’s what you need to know about Group A Strep and what to look out for. Parents should trust their own judgement when their child is poorly.


Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious.

Visit the NHS website to learn more about symptoms to look out for, when to seek medical help and what to do in an emergency: