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Doctor insights on: Bronchiolitis From Strep Bacteria

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Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

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

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection. Results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and sometimes shortness of breath. There is often confusion between this and asthma (there is probably some overlap in the diagnoses). Clearing secretions from the nose in very young children makes a big difference. It does not respond to antibiotics. Sometimes ...Read more


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How long should I watch my 11 week old for symptoms after exposure to strep bacteria?

How long should I watch my 11 week old for symptoms after exposure to strep bacteria?

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

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How early can the rapid strep test detect the bacteria? Can it be done to soon and show a false neg result?

How early can the rapid strep  test detect the bacteria? Can it be done to soon and show a false neg result?

When you: are symptomatic it can be done. If there is bacteria it will show . Doing it to soon is not a concern and will not give false negative. ...Read more

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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 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?

Yes: The test done for group b strep is a test to isolate vaginal or rectal colonization. Vaginal and rectal collection is recommended for most accurate results. Of course, it is important to not cause cross contamination by transferring bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the strep bacteria live on surfaces?

Egad!!: German researchers found that most gram-positive bacteria including streptococcus pyogenes can survive for months on dry surfaces. ...Read more

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How long can strep bacteria incubate in your body before you get 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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Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Of course: Streptococcus is one of the more common causes of bacterial tonsillitis. Get a throat culture and find out whether or not the culture identifies streptococcus. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more