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can any doc tell me what's streptococcus bacteria?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See Below: Streptococcus is a Genus of bacteria that are round in shape and form chains. They stain Gram positive or dark purple on Gram stain. There are many different species of Streptococcus such as S. pyogenes, the cause of Strep throat and the flesh eating bug or necrotizing fasciitis. Strep pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia. Different species of Strep colonize the mouth, intestine and vagina.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi, what does group b streptococcus and scanty growth mean? I was told I have the bacteria.

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Colonization: It means that you have been colonized by that strain of the bacteria. It only means you will need antibiotics when you deliver, but it does not otherwise cause you any problems, just your infant if they are exposed.

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