Group A Streptococcal Infections Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 03, 2016
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Group A Streptococcus infection include the following:

  • Mitral valve insufficiency
  • Nephritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute rheumatic fever (ARF)
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Endometritis
  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Bacterial pharyngitis
  • Viral pharyngitis
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Multiple-organ system disease
  • Roseola

Differentials

Arthritis, Septic

Bacteremia

Bacterial Tracheitis

Empyema

Epiglottitis

Fever in the Toddler

Impetigo

Kawasaki Disease

Lymphadenitis

Lymphadenopathy