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1 /3 Here’s what you need to know about Group A Strep – read our thread for more info on what to look out for & what to do ? ? #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 Gr

2/3 Parents know when their child is not themselves, so if you think your child is poorly and getting worse, trust your instincts & contact NHS 111 or your GP.

Group A Strep (GAS). Parents know their children best and should trust their judgement when they are poorly. Speak to your GP or call 111 if your child is poorly and getting worse. Always call 999 or go to A&E if your child: is having difficulty breathing

3/3 Cases of invasive Group A Strep are rare, but parents should be aware of what to look out for. If you think your child is seriously unwell, call 999 or go to A&E.

More info ➡ https://ukhsa.blog.gov.uk/2022/12/05/group-a-strep-what-you-need-to-know/

Group A Strep (GAS). Cases of Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) are rare. Some current cases are presenting with sepsis-like symptoms. Be aware of important sepsis symptoms: blue, pale or blotchy skin, lips or tongue – on darker skin, check for blueness on th