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Can Streptococcal Infections Make Me Sterile
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Can Be: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ubiquitous: Strep is ubiquitous, meaning it's everywhere. In famine countries, infections in general are more prevalent because the people, in their poor state of health, are more susceptible to infections. This does not mean you're more likely to contract an illness. Wash your hands, boil your water, and keep wounds clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19,800 cases annualy: There are several type of strep infections exist. Streptococcus agalactiae or group b streptococcus (group b strep) causing sepsis and meningitis in newborns.. The screening in pregnant women done around 32 weeks gestation. The rate of early-onset infection has decreased from 1.7 cases per 1, 000 live births (1993) to 0.28 cases (2008) in usa. 7, 600 cases occurred in newborn before recent prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the skin anywhere. It is not transmitted or spread from person to person as it is a normal bacterial flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if your child has a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PracticeGood hygiene: Safe hygiene practices will reduce, but cannot prevent the risk of streptococcal infection. Streptococcus is a normal colonizing bacteria for all humans. Infection from any bacteria depends on host factors and many other variables that make total eradication close to impossible. Hand washing, isolation, cohorting, and sterile technique all reduce strep infections effectively ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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