beta hemolytic streptococcus group b

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What causes beta hemolytic.streptococcus group b infection?

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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
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Was diagnosed with beta hemolytic streptococcus Group B and.i wanted to know.how i got it and is it contagious?

Infection?

Streptococcus
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.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?

Not Yet

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There is currently no vaccine avalable, although research is progressing. Only antibiotic therapy is available for proper treatment .
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

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

They're pathogemic

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Alpha hemolytic strep are NOT non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( Strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group Strep. These all cause human disease.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Is it possible for me to still have sex with alpha hemolytic streptococcus uti?

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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.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Beta streptococcus group B 10.000 to 100.000/ml in urine test -it is need to be treat with antibiotic?

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It may indicate that you have a UTI. Usually positive urine cultures have greater than 100,000 CFU/ml but repeated urines with the same organism in lower numbers are significant. If you have symptoms of a UTI or if you have a significant number of WBC's in your urine you would probably benefit from a course of antibiotic treatment.
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Beta streptococcus group B 10.000 to 100.000/ml in urine test -it is need to be treat with antibiotic?

Symptoms or not?

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Group B strep can be a cause of uti in a symptomatic person.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What's the difference between group b streptococci and other beta hemolytic streptococci?

Different strains

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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
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Urine Culture - 10-49K beta hemolytic strep, group B - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?

UTI

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You have an infection UTI and need treatment
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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.

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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.
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