Cancer and strep A
We know that many parents and carers of children with cancer may be concerned about invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS), an infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria, which is also known as strep A.
If you’re looking for information on strep A in children with cancer, we recommend visiting the CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) website, which has advice on:
- symptoms of mild strep A infections, iGAS and scarlet fever
- treatment of strep A infections in children with cancer
- preventing children with cancer from getting strep A infections.