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Doctor insights on: Group A Streptococcus Pyogenes

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Explain why streptococcus pyogenes is important?

Explain why streptococcus pyogenes is important?

Human pathogen. : Streptococcus pyogenes is a very important human pathogenic bacteria. It is the cause of "strep throat" and it's sequella rheumatic fever and glomerulnephritis. It also causes streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis "flesh eating bug" infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. It also causes infections at many other anatomical sites. ...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 illness is causes by streptococcus pyogenes?

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 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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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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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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When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

Inflammation: In many pneumonias inflammation causes fluid to exude into the alveoli and bronchioles causing wet rales and rhonchi. ...Read more

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What is group a streptococcus (gas)?

What is group a streptococcus (gas)?

Infection: This is the bacteria that causes strep throat which if untreated may cause permanat heart disease, kidney problems, skin infections, pneumonia , among potential complications. If you have it, treat with antibiotics to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What could result from inadequate therapy for group a streptococcus?

Several things: Progressive, invasive strep infections of the throat or skin can occur with the potential for spread but the main reason for adequate therapy of strep throat is the prevention of rheumatic fever. Scarlet fever occurs initially if it is to occur so it is not related to inadequate therapy and does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immune response of the body to group a streptococcus?

Can you please tell me the immune response of the body to group a streptococcus?

Strep. pneumoniae: S. Pneumo is a bacteria that causes the most ear and sinus infections. Some persons who have frequent infections of the ear and sinus (as well as pneumonia) lack antibody protection against this organism and most can be helped with a "pneumonia shot" .Lab evaluations for 14 serotypes of s. Pneumo. Can be drawn by any physician to check for this problem. ...Read more