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If i'm a strep a carrier does that mean my body is producing antibodies to keep the strep at bay?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Apparently enough to keep it from invading deeper, but not enough to get rid of it entirely.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Carrier: You might have antibodies to strep a, but typically it means that you just have a commensal relationship with strep a. It hangs out on your body and does not cause infection.

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