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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 the genus species name for streptococcus? What body system does it affect the most/ is there a treatment or cure?

What is the genus species name for streptococcus? What body system does it affect the most/ is there a treatment or cure?

Numerous: The organism causing strep throat is streptococcus pyogenes. There are many other species of streptococci that can produce a wide variety of diseases in humans, too many to enumerate here. ...Read more

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After treatment for streptococcus pneumoniae infection, im wondering do I need to disinfect my home now?

After treatment for streptococcus pneumoniae infection, im wondering do I need to disinfect my home now?

Clean: Doesn't hurt to clean counter tops, tables and door nobs and aeresol the air of the living areas. Same thing a medical assistant does to an exam room inbetween patients. More importantly family and guests should wash hands before eating. ...Read more

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My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?

My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?

Not Yet: There is currently no vaccine avalable, although research is progressing. Only antibiotic therapy is available for proper treatment ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with beta hemolytic streptococcus group b and. I wanted to know. How I got it and is it contagious?

Was diagnosed with beta hemolytic streptococcus group b and. I wanted to know. How I got it and is it contagious?

Infection?: Grp b strep is a bacteria normally found in various areas of our body. It does have the potential to produce different types of infection, but you must be predisposed in some fashion. Too much info to go into here. Commonly tested for vaginal carriage during pregnancy because can produce sepsis in neonate and mother postpartum. ...Read more

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Does streptococcus have hemolytic properties?

Some types do: There are many different types of streptococci and some have hemolytic properties. See this site for more details:

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/228936-overview ...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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Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?

They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus (strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to still have sex with alpha hemolytic streptococcus uti?

Is it possible for me to still have sex with alpha hemolytic streptococcus uti?

Yes: Of course it is possible for you to have sex when you have urinary tract infection. I trust that you under treatment for the infection. Please note that trauma of sex may damage the lining of the urethra and worsen the infection and pain due to infection. ...Read more

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How do u treat urine positive for alpha hemolytic streptococcus and lactobacillus? Positive nitrates

How do u treat urine positive for alpha hemolytic streptococcus and lactobacillus? Positive nitrates

No treatment needed: These bacteria do not cause urinary tract infection. They come from your vagina or labia, i.e. the urine specimen was not a true "clean catch". THe positive nitrates may mean you have a UTI, but if so it is due to other bacteria that apparently were missed on culture. Discuss next steps with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100, 000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus (Strep agalactiae). Sensitivity not What does it mean?

Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What could result from inadequate therapy for group a streptococcus?

Several Problems: The toxin from beta hemolytic group a strep can attack connective tissues. Acute arthritis, a generalized skin red rash called scarlet fever, rheumatic fever with heart valve damage and acute glomerulonephritis which damages the kidneys. ...Read more

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I just received a throat swab result of streptococcus ovis. What is this from? And what are the treatments.

I just received a throat swab result of streptococcus ovis. What is this from? And what are the treatments.

Ovis or bovis: Ovid is found primarily in sheep whereas bovis is not uncommon in human colon. Neither are common causes of pharyngitis in people. ...Read more

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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

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What's the difference between group b streptococci and other beta hemolytic streptococci?

Different strains: Beta hemolytic strep is group a and affects all ages, group b strep affects mainly newborns. See these sites for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002342/
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/228936-overview. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic streptococci?

3 different kinds: Streptococci growing on so-called blood agar can be alpha-hemolytic (partial hemolysis) causing a ring of green around the colony, beta- hemolytic (complete hemolysis) causing a clear ring around the colony, or gamma-hemolytic (no hemolysis) with no ring around the colony. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

Various: Hemolytc disease can be mild and treated with bili lights. In extreme cases, it may be picked up early in pregnancy from an antibody screen. If positive, the antibody is identified. If a concerning antibodies present, the blood counts of the baby will be followed closely. Intrauterine transfusions may be required in these rare instances. ...Read more

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