A 43-year-old female asked:
i know streptococcus bacteria cause strep throat - can they also cause ear infections? is there a vaccine available for these bacteria?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Streptococcus pyogenes causes strep throat. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes ear infections. There is a vaccine for streptococcus pneumoniae.
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: Yes it can cause ear infections and no there is no current vaccine for prevention.
Last updated May 5, 2017
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