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How can bacteria cause throat disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Bacteria cause throat disorders by growing abundantly in the throat. This bacterial growth results in inflammation and can cause the throat to become sore and red. Strep throat is the main example of bacterial throat infection. The particular cause of strep throat is a type of bacteria called A streptococcus bacteria.

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