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Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Group B
Was diagnosed with beta hemolytic streptococcus group b and.I wanted to know.How i got it and is it contagious?
Infection?: Grp b strep is a bacteria normally found in various areas of our body. It does have the potential to produce different types of infection, but you must be predisposed in some fashion. Too much info to go into here. Commonly tested for vaginal carriage during pregnancy because can produce sepsis in neonate and mother postpartum. ...Read more
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
Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Different strains: Beta hemolytic strep is group a and affects all ages, group b strep affects mainly newborns. See these sites for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002342/ http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/228936-overview. ...Read more
I have a urine culture showing 10,000 TO 50,000 COL/ML STREPTOCOCCI, BETA HEMOLYTIC GROUP B . Does this really need treatment.
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
Yes: Of course it is possible for you to have sex when you have urinary tract infection. I trust that you under treatment for the infection. Please note that trauma of sex may damage the lining of the urethra and worsen the infection and pain due to infection. ...Read more
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
UTI: You have an infection UTI and need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a persistent chest cough and swollen eyelids related to drs diagnosis of beta hemolytic strep group b? Just completed 7 days of cephalexin.
Perhaps: It seems that you may have an infection and as to whether it is group b strep depends on a culture. This could also be a viral illness in which case the antibiotic will not make a big difference. If you are not better in a few days then it may be worth getting a culture or empirically changing to a different antibiotic. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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