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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 diseases are caused by streptococcus pyogenes?

See below: Consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Textbookofbacteriology. Net/streptococcus.html

For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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

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How does streptococcus pyogenes cause symptoms?

See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www. Textbookofbacteriology. Net/streptococcus.html ...Read more

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What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include streptococcus viridans as well as groups a, c, and g streptococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus be caused by unsterile instruments from going to the dentist?

Can streptococcus be caused by unsterile instruments from going to the dentist?

Yes: Any type of bacteria can be present on non sterile instruments as well, as normally present in the mouth. ...Read more

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What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

Strep complications: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterial cause of "strep throat", can invade other organ systems and cause infection in in areas around the tonsils, lymph glands in the neck, middle ear, mastoid regions, sinuses, bones, lungs (pneumonia), kidneys and liver (toxic shock syndrome). The noninfectious complications include rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis (kidneys). ...Read more

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What causes beta hemolytic. Streptococcus group b infection?

Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read more

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Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

Sort of: It's an infection of the nervous system, so I suppose you could call it a neurological disorder. But as an id specialist, I prefer to think of it as an infectious disease. ...Read more

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Streptococcus bacteria, does it cause bad breath?

Streptococcus bacteria, does it cause bad breath?

Gingivitis: Some streptococcal species may be involved in gingival (gum) infections and these can produce bad breath. This can also result from infections in the sinuses, the back of the throat and other upper respiratory areas. The odor is that of destroyed tissue rather than products produced by the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus agalactiae found in ejucalate be cause of my pain during ejucalation and blood in ejucalate?

Can streptococcus agalactiae found in ejucalate be cause of my pain during ejucalation and blood in ejucalate?

Possibly: You should be seen by a urologist. You have an infection in either your prostate or some other area of semen production and you should be fully evaluated to make sure it is treated appropriately and that nothing more serious is in progress. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

Tissue Invasion: Strep can invade normal tissue which makes it potentially very dangerous. Necrotizing faciitis is typically multiple bacteria working together. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus infection in a person's throat cause pain and fever?

Can streptococcus infection in a person's throat cause pain and fever?

Absolutely: Throat pain, redness, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and exudates in back of throat or on tonsils are classic manifestations of strep throat, although other organisms can create a similar clinical picture. ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10, 000 ...Read more

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Rheumatic fever caused by streptococcus pyogenes is most likely from what?

Rheumatic fever caused by streptococcus pyogenes is most likely from what?

Auto-immune response: The body responds to strep and some of the immune response reacts with heart and other organs. Usually it follows strep throat infection. It can be prevented by prompt antibiotic treatment of strep throat infection. ...Read more

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My daughter had encephalitis. Cause for this is group a streptococcus. Aso test showed 908 lu/ml. Whether it could be pandas syndrome?

My daughter had encephalitis. Cause for this is group a streptococcus. Aso test showed 908 lu/ml. Whether it could be pandas syndrome?

PANDAS syndrome: This rare pediatric condition producing neuropsychiatric symptoms in association with group a beta-strep infections has been well described, except that causality does not seem to have been proven. Whether your daughter's encephalitis was due to gabs infection is questionable, but a good pediatric infectious diseases expert may help explain this for you. Complex. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

If untreated yes: This a bacterial infection. Appropriate antibiotic treatment recommended along with what is known as a test of cure culture after treatment completed to ensure infection gone. Can affect sperm motility if not properly treated which can lead to fertility problems in the future. Please be sure you see doctor, get appropriate antibiotic treatment. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

S. viridans: Is most likely from contamination of the urine specimen and not the cause of infection. That is why your doctor is not treating it. ...Read more

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I got my wet smear result and I found out that I have streptococcus again same bacteria that cause uti to me last year. Non pregnant. Is it dangerous?

Not likely: A streptococcus urinary infection is unlikely to be dangerous unless you develop a fever or other symptoms. I recommend that you have it treated. If you keep having infections, you should be checked for stones and other causes of urine infections. ...Read more

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Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Can be: There can be long-term effects depending on whether there is damage in the joint. The faster the infection removed the better off we are. If the bacteria spreads to orher areas in the body there can be other areas of damage in the body. ...Read more