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group a strep infection in children

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Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Group A strep is a common bacteria in your system and can grow on culture but usually does not cause infections unless immune system is very low Tons ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
It's true.: This is a truth well known in the medical community.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The 2 main non-infectious sequella of a gp.A strep. Infection are rheumatic fever and post streptococcal glomerulonephritis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has poor activity against group a streptococcus. Penicillins, cephalosporins and Clindamycin are much better choices.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Strep is a self limiting illness which disappears on its own if not treated within a weeks time. There may be another problem because of the length of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
And...?: After the CT scan I would have expected that you might be admitted for IV antibiotic therapy or, at the very least been started with an IM injection. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can ... Read More

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