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Beta Hemolytic Group C Streptococci
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
I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?
Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
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
How do u treat urine positive for alpha hemolytic streptococcus and lactobacillus? Positive nitrates
No treatment needed: These bacteria do not cause urinary tract infection. They come from your vagina or labia, i.e. the urine specimen was not a true "clean catch". THe positive nitrates may mean you have a UTI, but if so it is due to other bacteria that apparently were missed on culture. Discuss next steps with your doctor. ...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.
What is the relationship between inflammation of the heart (carditis) and infection with group a beta-hemolytic streptococci?
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
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
Beta streptococcus group b 10.000 to 100.000/ml in urine test -it is need to be treat with antibiotic?
See below: 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. ...Read more
URINE CLEAN CATCH 8, 000 CFU/ML GR. B BETA HEMOLYTIC STREP <10, 000 CFU/ML MIXED UROGENITAL FLORA Doc did not give abx for this. What does it mean?
No infection.: Strep often colonlizes the genital tract without causing infection; it doesn't require treatment when found in the urine or on a genital swab unless you're pregnant. Mixed flora means the urine sample you gave was contaminated with bacteria from your genital skin/hair and doesn't indicate infection. If you are having painful urination, frequency, or urgency, get re-tested. ...Read more
Pregnt-20wks, vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus, beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby? Doc prescribed unasyn375mg.
Group B Strep: Group B Strep is an infection that can be associated with miscarraige and premature delivery. Babies born to mothers with this infection are at risk of serious infection either immediately after birth or up to three months after delivery. Antibiotics are frequently given to the mother during labor to prevent this transmission. ...Read more
3 different kinds: Streptococci growing on so-called blood agar can be alpha-hemolytic (partial hemolysis) causing a ring of green around the colony, beta- hemolytic (complete hemolysis) causing a clear ring around the colony, or gamma-hemolytic (no hemolysis) with no ring around the colony. ...Read more
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