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How are group a & group b strep throat different?

How are group a & group b strep throat different?

Streptococci A & B: Here is a good article that addresses your question: http://www.Drgreene.Com/articles/streptococcus/. ...Read more

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Group B Strep (Definition)

Group b streptococcus is a bacteria. Many men and women are carriers of gbs. Gbs is significant in pregnancy, because having gbs that is untreated can cause illness to a newborn. Gbs is not a significant infection in the mother, she is treated only to ...Read more


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How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more

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What are the differences between group a & group b strep throat?

What are the differences between group a & group b strep throat?

In Newborns..: Dr gallant's answer is correct except for a newborn infant.If they have grp b strep it desperately needs antibiotic therapy as it can be life threatening.Thus if an expectant mom has grp b vaginal strep they recieve antibiotice immediately before delivery. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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Will Augmentin treat my UTI symptoms from GBS (Group B Strep)?

Yes: Although I would consider it 'over kill' since Group B Strep is easy to kill. The doctor should have a 'culture report' that says what antibiotics are effective against the germ, so you might want to call if you've not yet got your prescription filled. (Amoxicillin would have been just fine for example). In some ways, it's nice to 'save' the spectrum of activity -and target the germ more precisely ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep Group G. I get frequent sore throats. Any more info on specific group G strep?

Diagnosed with strep Group G. I get frequent sore throats. Any more info on specific group G strep?

That's odd.: The streptococcus subtype that they usually look for in the throat is group A or strep pyrogenes. That's the one that if untreated sometimes leads to rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. The group B variety is sometimes found in mother's vaginas just prior to delivery and if she is giving birth by the vaginal route the newborn can contract either respiratory distress syndrome or meningitis. ...Read more

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How are group b streptococcal infections spread?

Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the skin anywhere. It is not transmitted or spread from person to person as it is a normal bacterial flora. ...Read more

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Group b strep in throat. Not pregnant. Is that possible?

Yes: Group B strep can be a normal finding in the intestinal germ profile. It has little significance unless it invades the lungs/blood of a newborn during or after delivery but occasionally causes some UTI's in women. To get to the intestines it will enter through the mouth/throat. I wouldn't sweat it and wonder why someone would bother to report it. ...Read more

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How can group b strep disease affect a newborn?

How can group b strep disease affect a newborn?

Group b infection: Newborn can get group b strep infection either during passage through birth canal or after birth coming in contact with an adult carrier of this bacteria the infection quickly spreads into the blood stream and can make the newborn really sick and has to be treated with IV antibiotics. ...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 % of babies with group b strep have no effects?

What % of babies with group b strep have no effects?

Need to ask a neo: Natologist, that doc should have the answer, the goal is not for the baby to get b strep, that is why all pg women are tested and if it is + at any time during the pg, then antibiotics are given as soon as you are in labor or your water breaks. ...Read more

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He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

He effects of vitamin a deficiency are most severe in what population group?

Rare in USA: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more

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Which antibody is involved in strep throat?

Which antibody is involved in strep throat?

Strep Throat: Group A Strep is the cause of many sore throats. The body does form antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the organism. There are many different types of Group A strep which makes complete immunity rare. With some strains of strep there is a cross reactivity with heart valves leading to Rheumatic Heart Disease. Checking for strep and being treated is a good idea. ...Read more

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Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.

GBS: Many adults may carry group b streptococcus(gbs) in their body with symptoms. However some adults can develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) from gbs. Continue to see your doctor for treatment of your uti. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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Is the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

U can get: Beat strep in the urine , vagina or from the rectum, in the us when we do a beta strep culture at 34-36 weeks we test the vagina and rectum. ...Read more

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

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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How are group a streptococci spread?

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How are group a streptococci spread?

Resp and contact : Strep lives in the throat and on the skin. It is transmitted via respiratory droplets or by direct contact. ...Read more

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Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?

Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?

Not effective.: This vaccine does not prevent strep throat. You can still get it and you need antibiotics if you do, to avoid the risk of getting rheumaticfever and/or heart disease. ...Read more

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