Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci are the principal bacteria causing pharyngitis and tonsillitis in children, and are transmitted from human to human by droplet infection. If the infection persists for a long period of time, glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever and other complications may occur. In addition, it has been reported that fulminant hemolytic streptococcal infection leads to a fatal outcome within a short time. It has also been reported that oral antibiotic therapy with penicillin can reduce fever promptly and render the bacteria almost non-infectious within 24 hours after medication.

Considering GABHS are highly contagious, rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment of these infections can have a positive effect on public health. However, the rapid diagnosis of these infections is difficult because the initial symptoms can be similar to those caused by other infectious agents.

Capilia Strep A can provide rapid and accurate detection of antigens of GABHS (Streptococcus pyogenes) from symptomatic patients. No special techniques or instruments are required. Click here for the brochure and manual

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