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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been seen. Complications may warrant additional time on meds.The kids generally stabilize on treatment within a few days & toward the end of treatment appear quite normal. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally. ...Read more

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What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

Several: 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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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

Definition:: Asymptomatic bacteruria is the condition of having bacteria present in a urine specimen, but no overt symptoms of urinary tract infection. This is common in elderly women and individuals with congenitally malformed or surgically altered urinary systems. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is asymptomatic bacteriuria?

In a nutshell, what is asymptomatic bacteriuria?

Bacteriuria: Term refers to bacteria in the urinary tract and urine that does not cause symptoms. Normally the urinary tract is sterile and the urine is sterile. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (Definition)

Asymptomatic bacteruria is the condition of having bacteria present in a urine specimen, but no overt symptoms of urinary tract infection. This is common in elderly women and individuals with congenitally malformed or ...Read more


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