The spectrum of group A streptococcal joint pathology in the acute care setting.

OBJECTIVES Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a frequent cause of pediatric musculoskeletal infections including septic arthritis, acute rheumatic fever (ARF), and a more benign arthritis called post-streptococcal reactive arthritis. Children with painful joints are frequently evaluated in the acute care setting, and because the presentation of each of these… CONTINUE READING