Beta hemolytic Strep or ARS ?
Mar 23, 2001
Dear sir, I've been experiencing ARS symptoms for 1 month now: low grade fever (98.6-99.6), fatigue, joint aches(knees),starting 6 weeks after a high risk encounter. At 9.5 weeks I've had an antibody test negative. I've also had a throat exam which revealed a beta hemolytic Strep Group A infection. My question is: could the Strep explain all these symptoms or could the ARS be present with this beta hemolytic Strep. How relevant is the 9.5 weeks antibody test ? Thank you for your effort.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Strep can explain the symptoms, although you need a followup antibody test.
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