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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Classical: This could include secondary complications of rheumatic fever, kidney failure from glomerulonephritis, and several other problems, including acute bac ... Read More
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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 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 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Penicillin.: Depends, but typically antibiotics of the penicillin family should suffice. See you physician for acute infections.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Strep throat: Can present with any combination of the following: sore throat, headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and fever. Other strep infections ca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If treated right?
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