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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Streptococcus Mutans

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If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?

If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?

Cause of what?: I do not understand your question. The cause of bacteremia is Strep Mutans unless something else comes up. Strep Mutans is found in many different places, but very commonly in the (human) mouth. You can't get rid of it entirely. It causes tooth decay. It can get into the bloodstream from dental cleaning, aggressive flossing/brushing, or small cracks on the lips or tongues (sometimes unnoticeable). ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

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


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What is streptococcus mutans?

What is streptococcus mutans?

Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities. The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924. ...Read more

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What is the classification for streptococcus mutans?

Unclear question: Streptococcus mutans is one of the organisms involved in tooth decay. What type of classification do you have in mind. ...Read more

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Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Not exactly: Strep mutans is one type of bacteria that naturally lives in the mouth and which can cause cavities. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus mutans (cavities) start and how does it spread?

Mother to child: It is believed that mother to child is how strep mutans is passed on. In some countries people don't get tooth decay. So, those people don't have strep mutans. ...Read more

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Where did the streptococcus mutans in the human oral cavity come from? Are they dangerous?

Where did the streptococcus mutans in the human oral cavity come from? Are they dangerous?

Cavities: Where did any of the bacteria come from? They are part of the evolution of life on earth. Strep mutans is the main organism that causes cavities in teeth. We all have it in our mouth. ...Read more

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How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

None: Every human on earth has strep mutans in their mouth. No test needed. ...Read more

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What illness is causes by streptococcus pyogenes?

A variety : The most common is strep throat but is a common cause of cellulitis and can cause necrotizing fascititis. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus and what causes it ?

Streptococcus: It is a bacteria, there are different group of this bacteria ( group a, b, c...), some of them can cause pneumonia , sore throat ( strep throat), urinary tract infection etc..., you can get them from someone who is already infected , or breathing droplets(droplets from sneezing, coughing ) that are contains the bacteria, strep can cause , pink eye, meningitis, erysipela, "flesh-eating" infections. ...Read more