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Bronchiolitis From Strep Bacteria
Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses in >95% of cases. The remainder are predominantly bordetella pertussis (cause of whooping cough). It would be rare for strep pyogenes to be involved, but there may be some cases of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in which they may be involved. ...Read more
Depends on the disea: If your concern is strep b exposure around delivery the venerable period is past. We usually see issues arise in an early <1wk or late (2-4wk) pattern with this germ. Every day further from delivery without a problem means its rarely if ever seen. If you are concerned about strep a, that throat germ is not as quick or deadly & often produces only a cloudy nasal discharge at that age. ...Read more
How early can the rapid strep test detect the bacteria? Can it be done to soon and show a false neg result?
Is the vaginal bacteria the most important part of the strep b swab test? Can there be a way that this test can be done incorrectly?
Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas(strep A) bacteria thatis not active?This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick
Bacteria: If you are referring to the organism causing strep throat and other more serious infections, it can remain in the back of the throat for very long time periods without producing disease. In fact, you may never become sick from it without there being some predisposing factor like an acute viral infection. ...Read more
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I've read that carriers of group a strep bacteria can have no symptoms but can still unwittingly spread it. Others say this is not true. Which is it?
It is true: Carriers have the bacteria in their throats and can occasionally spread it to others it does not require treatment unless you could be traced as a source of frequent infections to others. I have had lots of carriers in my practice and they have not created any epidemics.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have the bacteria for group strep b, will it show up from the vagina only?Is it a case if u have it, u have it, no matter what end swab is from?
Depends: It only matters if you are pregnant. It comes from the colon and gets into the vagina. It is not a problem for you, but if you are not treated with the appropriate antibiotics during labor at the right time before delivery your baby could get very sick. Don't worry. It is c'mon and only to protect your baby! if not pregnant no worries ! ...Read more
What are the chances of my baby dying during labor if I have the bacteria b strep'? I also have an ongoing chronic severe neutropenia of unknown cause
Low if treated: If you have known gbs, your doctor will give you IV antibiotics during labor in order to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby. If for whatever reason you don't get the antibiotics, they can do tests on the baby to evaluate for infection. The baby will need to be watched closely for 48 hours, as most infections show up in that time. ...Read more
YOU cannot: Only medical persons can test for streptococcal infection. It requires a simple swab test. It is extremely unwise to leave such an infection go untreated, as it could have life-long cardiac consequences. Viral infections are not treated by antibiotics, while strep (a bacteria) is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli ?and is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?
Colon derived: Group D strep is typically a colon bacteria. It is very different than E. Coli, even though E. Coli is also a colon bacteria. Group D strep does not produce irritating infections or toxin associated infection. E Coli can produce serious painful infection. Group D strep is known also as Strep Bovis. It can produce endocarditis and can be associated with malignancy or diverticular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It kills many things: Including damaging the cells in our body that fight infection - the 2 kinds of white blood cells that eat up bacteria and viruses (granulocytes) and the kind that make antibodies (lymphocytes). Alcoholics get more infections than most people, often with very dangerous and difficult-to-treat germs. Alcohol in your bloodstream does not kill bacteria, it kills your ability to combat them. ...Read more
A fever blister that continues to grow bigger and bigger each day. Could this be a strep bacteria?
See a doctor: Without being able to see and diagnose this appropriately cannot really comment, but you should have this looked at professionally. ...Read more
For adults, are the antibodies that fight bacteria causing strep throats always circulating in blood?
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