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does group b streptococcal infection cause endocarditis

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Group B Strep: Group B Strep (or GBS) infection is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae. It can can cause serious illness (sepsis) and sometimes death, e ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are ... Read More
Dr. James Marquardt
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penicillin: It depends what you mean. If you are treating a soft tissue infection the antibiotic of choice is oral penicillin or cephalosporin. If you mean gbs + ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
It's not alive: Streptokinase is an enzyme that dissolves blood clots. It is not the bacteria streptococcus which is probably what confuses you.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No bacteria : Streptokinase does not contain any live strep bacteria. You have to have the bacteria to have the infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria.

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