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Is Back Pain A Symptom Of Group B Streptococcal Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
A strep carrier shows no signs of infection, but could chronic joint pain result from being a carrier?
No: If a carrier has had acute strep infection and has antibodies--found by blood tests they could have post strep arthritis--a carrier should not have chronic joint pains. ...Read more
Possible: It would be somewhat atypical as a symptom, but certainly possible. More concerning is the condition known as aortic dissection which commonly causes upper back pain. Of course numerous orthopedic conditions of the spine also cause this symptom. Get it checked out immediately if it is abrupt in onset and uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is possible to staph aureus entrying in blood by infection of tonsil/peritonsilar abscess but causing no symptom of illness?no fever no joint pain etc
Can be either one: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No/Yes?!: The answer hinges on culturing the infected anatomy or fluid, in the right clinical setting. If the culture grows staph. Areus, it is a staph infection. If no cultures are done, then yes- certain infections such as cellulitis, can be due to strept but are presumptively diagnosed as staph. An experienced doctor in certain situations, can make this distinction. ...Read more
What could be the symptoms of pharyngitis in which the throat culture is negative for streptococcus?
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Possibly: Most neck main is neurological, muscular, or skeletal in origin. Nerve injury or pinching from a disc, muscle strain, or rib dysfunction are common causes. However, depending on the neck pain type, location, duration, & associated symptoms, it could be a sign of arthritis, meningitis, tumor, thyroid disorder, etc. Swollen lymph nodes from infection also can cause significant neck pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Heel pain is rarely linked to a systemic disease, but it can be. It is usually an isolated musculoskeletal problem that can be treated in an office setting successfully. Blood work may be necessary if associated with long term pain or the pain doesn't decrease with treatment to rule out certain diseases. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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