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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Streptococcus Pneumoniae

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Where does streptococcus pneumoniae live?

Normal companion: There are many strains of this familiar microbe, and it's likely that you're carrying one or more in your own oral flora. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack and spread?

How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack and spread?

Strep pneumoniae: This bacterium generally causes sudden shaking chills followed by a fever. The lungs are the common target,but it can also cause meningitis and sometimes causes acute septicemia(blood poisoning) spreading throughout the body which is a dire situation. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pneumoniae get cleared from the host?

Strep: With antibiotics that the bacteria is sentivie to and the immune system. ...Read more

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Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

It's normal flora: I usually carry it in my own throat when I've checked it. When it makes is sick, it's somehow gotten out of control. Nobody really understands how it happens, but don't worry about "catching" it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?

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 disease. ...Read more

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Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

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 an infectious disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between enterococcus faecalis and streptococcus pneumoniae?

What is the difference between enterococcus faecalis and streptococcus pneumoniae?

A lot of things... : 1. Different genus based on genetics 2. Different reaction when gown on sheep blood agar plates 3. E faecalis is found mostly in stool. 4. E faecalis is associated with healthcare acquire infections , uti's and intra abdominal infections while s . Pneumoniae is associated with pbeumonias, meningitis, and blood stream infections. ...Read more

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Can you catch a germ in blood, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, through a cut?

Can you catch a germ in blood, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, through a cut?

Yes and no: A cut, especially one that's contaminated with particulate matter and not washed, is prone to get bacterial infection. It's unusual for the bacteria to set up in the bloodstream, or for blood cultures to turn positive, from such an entry, even in the very immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

No: Generally, bacterial infections in the blood are serious fairly quickly - it would be unlikely to have a chronic bloodstream infection unless you have an abscess or source for continual infection and you would feel ill with fevers, chills, poor appetite, etc. ...Read more