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if i'm a strep a carrier, how likely is it that my daughter is as well?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not from you: The risks of transmission to family members of strep pyogenes from a person carrying it but with no symptoms seems to be very low (kaplan el, "the group a streptococcal upper respiratory tract carrier state: an enigma." j. Pediatr. 1980;97(3):337). The chances of becoming a strep carrier from being a school-aged child are high enough; one estimate is over 20%.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
You’d already know: IE, df “strep carrier = + throat culture even when there’s no strep symptoms or signs.

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