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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Was diagnosed with beta hemolytic streptococcus group b and.I wanted to know.How i got it and is it contagious?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Board Certified, Gynecology
17 years in practice
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What causes beta hemolytic.Streptococcus group b infection?

Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Board Certified, Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?

Not Yet: There is currently no vaccine avalable, although research is progressing. Only antibiotic therapy is available for proper treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What's the difference between group b streptococci and other beta hemolytic streptococci?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What's the difference between group b streptococci and other beta hemolytic streptococci?

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

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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I have a urine culture showing 10,000 TO 50,000 COL/ML STREPTOCOCCI, BETA HEMOLYTIC GROUP B . Does this really need treatment.

Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a urine culture showing	10,000 TO 50,000 COL/ML STREPTOCOCCI, BETA HEMOLYTIC GROUP B .  Does this really need treatment.

Symptoms?: If you do have symptoms then it should be treated. Usually with Amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What diseases are attributable to invasion by s. pyrogene, beta-hemolytic group a streptococci?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What diseases are attributable to invasion by s. pyrogene, beta-hemolytic group a streptococci?

See below: Sore throat, scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, erysipelas and more. Consult this site for more info. http://textbookofbacteriology.net/streptococcus.html ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Donald Kress
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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
44 years in practice
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Is a persistent chest cough and swollen eyelids related to drs diagnosis of beta hemolytic strep group b? Just completed 7 days of cephalexin.

Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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