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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Family of bacteria: They are spherical bacteria that grow in chains mostly. They range from the very harmful bugs that cause rheumatic fever and many heart and skin infec ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Which streptococcus: There are multiple species of Streptococcus and they have different pathogenicities. The treatment of streptococcus cause cavities in teeth is very di ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Enterococcus: This is a common bacterium that causes a variety of infections. It may be more difficult to treat than some of the other strep.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Why is anything?: Why is anything shaped the way it is? The shape is adapted to the function and to evolutionary survival.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Endocarditis: group B strep is a common cause of endocarditis but virtually any strep strain could cause endocarditis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human d ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience in Gynecology
Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you u ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No they are two: Different organisms. Both are streps but different kinds. One is a pnuemoniae the other a viriidans. They might require different antibiotics for trea ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sort of: It's an infection of the nervous system, so i suppose you could call it a neurological disorder. But as an id specialist, i prefer to think of it as a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Group A strep: The classical cause of strep throat.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Strep viridans: This is the name of a group of bacteria comprising different species of streptococci, some of which may produce uti, but this is not a very common cau ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Transfer of these bacteria from one person to another is frequent but it doesn't necessary lead to infection. I would avoid kissing and coughing into ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, Staph, no MRSA: Young children, especially, who have close contact with others in daycare and ealy school, often bring home staph, (impetigo, respiratory, ear infecti ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Bacterial toxins: Some strep have toxic proteins on their surface and produce toxins that are released into tissues. These toxins allow them to produce severe damage to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Contagious: A staph infection can be localized to one area or spread over large portions of the skin. Mrsa is more common and means that certain antibiotics will ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Different strains: Beta hemolytic strep is group a and affects all ages, group b strep affects mainly newborns. See these sites for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.g ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not really: For MRSA there is therapy to try and change your nasal and skin carriage states. For gut flora the use of unpasteurized yogurt or probiotics may redu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Staph is not a common throat pathogen.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not the best: Ciprofloxacin is not the best option for GBS. Others in this family may have better MIC (a measure antibiotic activity against certain bacteria) if th ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
The cause if: These rare abnormalities are though to be genetic and/or autoimmune, not secondary to an infection, but you should discuss it with your diagnosing phy ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience in Wound care
MRSA: MRSA is methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is not as rare as it used to be. Due to over utilization of antibiotics, many harmless bugs became sma ... Read More

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