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This image depicts a close intraoral view of a child’s inflamed oropharynx, which also included the patient’s soft palate, as well as tonsillitis, all which had been caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. These bacteria are spread through direct contact with mucus from the nose or throat of persons, who are infected, or through contact with infected wounds, or sores on the skin.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1975
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CDC Organization
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