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Gamma Hemolytic Streptococcus Treatment
I have a urine culture showing 10, 000 TO 50, 000 COL/ML STREPTOCOCCI, BETA HEMOLYTIC GROUP B. Does this really need treatment.
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
What is the genus species name for streptococcus? What body system does it affect the most/ is there a treatment or cure?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I just received a throat swab result of streptococcus ovis. What is this from? And what are the treatments.
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
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
What is the relationship between inflammation of the heart (carditis) and infection with group a beta-hemolytic streptococci?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Alpha hemolytic strep is usually a contaminant. ...Read more
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