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Can streptococcal infections make me sterile?

Can streptococcal infections make me sterile?

No: Streptococcal bacteria infections commonly cause strep throat, but do not make people sterile. Even the group b streptococcus that can infect pregnant women and their newborns is not known to cause sterility. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Are streptococcal infections serious?

Are streptococcal infections serious?

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 more

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Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Fortunately Low: Luckily as common as strep is, the mortality is very rare. Although there can be serious complications such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Are streptococcal infections higher in under-developed countries?

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 more

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What causes streptococcal infections?

What causes streptococcal infections?

Bacteria: Streptococcus , a bacteria, causes these infections and can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which can be permanent, if the strep is untreated with antibiotics. See your doctor if worried about strep. ...Read more

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How common are streptococcal infections?

How common are streptococcal infections?

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 more

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How are group b streptococcal infections spread?

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 more

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Are streptococcal infections dangerous to children?

Are streptococcal infections dangerous to children?

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 more

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What is the thing which causes streptococcal infections?

What is the thing which causes streptococcal infections?

Bacteria: Streptococcal bacteria such as streptococcus pyogenes, streptococcus agalactiae, streptococcus pneumoniae, streptoccus anginosis group, streptoccus bovis, streptococcus dysgalactiae, streptococcus virus and group etc. ...Read more

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Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more