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Management of GAS recurrence and treatment failure

Guidance for health professionals on the management of treatment failure and/or recurrence of treated group A streptococcal (GAS) sore throats to prevent acute rheumatic fever.


Advice on management of treatment failure and group A streptococcal (GAS) recurrence was updated in the Group A Streptococcal Sore Throat Management Guideline Update 2019. Clinical Question 7, which outlines how treatment failure and/or recurrence of GAS pharyngitis is managed, was updated depending on whether the individual was at high or low risk for developing acute rheumatic fever (ARF).