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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Penicillin.: Depends, but typically antibiotics of the penicillin family should suffice. See you physician for acute infections.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs.
A 40-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If treated right?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Streptococcal infect: Streptococcal infection is communicable bacterial disease.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in 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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