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How can you get streptococcus mitis?

How can you get streptococcus mitis?

Normal flora: Streptococcus mitis is commonly present in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, female genital tract, and skin. It is part of our "normal flora;" the bacteria that are normally present in human beings. Occasionally, it can cause infection (endocarditis, dental infections, meningitis), but infections are unlikely unless the immune system is depressed. ...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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I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?

If untreated yes: this a bacterial infection. Appropriate antibiotic treatment recommended along with what is known as a test of cure culture after treatment completed to ensure infection gone. Can affect sperm motility if not properly treated which can lead to fertility problems in the future. Please be sure you see doctor, get appropriate antibiotic treatment. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Hello My girl friend is affected by this bacteria streptococcus mitis and doctor advice some medication. Is this bacteria sexually transmitted ?

Hello 
My girl friend is affected by this bacteria streptococcus mitis and doctor advice some medication. Is this bacteria sexually transmitted ?

Get 2nd opinion: This creature is normal mouth flora. Stop worrying about it. I don't know who said what to who, or whether she has an actual infection from it getting into her tissues, but don't worry about catching it. ...Read more

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How do you get streptococcus faecalis?

How do you get streptococcus faecalis?

Normal flora: Enterococcus faecalis is part of your intestinal flora and is an example of several species that cross the line from symbiosis and colonization to pathogenicity and infection under certain circumstances and causes endocarditis, infects root canals, and causes urinary tract infections and sepsis. Many times it is a nosocomial or hospital acquired infection able to elude the immune system and abx. ...Read more

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How do one get viridans streptococcus in urine?

Blood culture please: Most of the time viridans group streptococcus in the urine is of no importance, it is not usually the root cause of a UTI and often a contaminant. However, in a small number of patients, it may be a sign of a systemic infection with streptococcus such as endocarditis. Please ask your doctor to order two sets of blood cultures. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pneumoniae get cleared from the host?

Strep: With antibiotics that the bacteria is sentivie to and the immune system. ...Read more

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My spleen was removed, am I more likely to get sepsis if I catch streptococcus pneumonia?

My spleen was removed, am I more likely to get sepsis if I catch streptococcus pneumonia?

Yes: The spleen has a special role in protecting the body from pneumococcal infection, particularly in younger patients. These patients may take daily antibiotics to [prevent this problem. Check with your doctor for the right therapy. ...Read more

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I was told I have group b streptococcus but i'am not pregnant? I'm just abit confused does anything need to be done to get rid of the bacteria?

I was told I have group b streptococcus but i'am not pregnant? I'm just abit confused does anything need to be done to get rid of the bacteria?

Usually not: Group b strep bacteria is a common bacteria to have in the vagina. Most of the time when present it is a colonizing bacteria meaning it lives there without causing an infection. I only treat it when I have a patient with a vaginal infection but no other cause, such as BV or yeast. So if someone has strep on a culture but no infection i don't treat it. ...Read more