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Kunthrusha | What we need to know

General Information

Dysentery is a disease caused by group A β hemolytic streptococcus. Group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus Pyogenes) is a gram-positive, aerobic, β-hemolytic bacterium that inhabits the nose, throat and skin surface of humans and is spread by airborne or contact routes.


  • Severe throat pain
  • Fever of 38.3°C and above
  • plastered tongue
  • A reddish/purple rash on the skin
  • Enlargement and pain of lymph nodes
  • Head, muscle and abdominal tissue

The development of discharge is associated with erythrogenic exotoxins produced by streptococcus.

2-3 days after the symptoms develop, the rash may clear up and develop again in 6-7 days. The rash begins in the axilla, elbow and groin areas as wide hyperemic spots, which eventually develop into multiple, small, abundant papules. The surface of the skin is roughened. The rash is present all over the body, especially on the back, chest, limbs. Only the nose-lip area remains without discharge in the form of a so-called white triangle. After 7 days, peeling of the skin begins, which sometimes lasts for several weeks.


Throat smear is used as research material. A rapid test for streptococcus, or a bacteriological examination of the smear, is performed. If necessary, additional studies are conducted to assess the severity of the infectious process and the general condition.


Antibiotic therapy should be prescribed as soon as streptococcal infection is confirmed.


  • Purulent tonsillitis
  • Purulent processes of the ear, sinuses and skin
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatoid fever (with damage to the heart, joints, skin)
  • Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
  • Arthritis


In case of suspicion of streptococcal infection, Synevo offers laboratory tests:

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Antibiotics are administered as needed

The response time is not absolute and may change depending on various factors

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