Skip to content



Strep A on 7 News


Laqueisha's Story


Prof Jonathan Carapetis

June 2022

Penicillin G concentrations required for prophylaxis against Group A Streptococcus infection evaluated using a hollow fibre model and mathematical modelling

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), an autoimmune reaction to Group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes; Strep A) infection, can cause rheumatic heart disease (RHD). New formulations of long-acting penicillins are being developed for secondary prophylaxis of ARF and RHD.

Published research Rheumatic Heart Disease Group A Streptococcal & Rheumatic Heart Disease Invasive Streptococcus A Disease