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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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Please tell me about group g streptococcus, what is it, what are the symptoms from infection?

Please tell me about group g streptococcus, what is it, what are the symptoms from infection?

See below: These organisms cause infections similar to other streptococci. See this site for more info. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/6/08-0666_article ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

Fever: Before streptococcus enters blood stream, there is usually some site in the body that is already infected and fever is a likely early symptom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Do you treat a streptococcus carrier if there are no symptoms , only a positive rapid strep test ? When do you treat ?

Do you treat a streptococcus carrier if there are no symptoms , only a positive rapid strep test ? When do you treat ?

Need more info: Why was the test done, if there were no symptoms? Did you confirm the rapid strep with a culture? If there are no symptoms, there is no need to treat a test result that may not have been done properly. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Difficult to: With viral infections, there can be a tendency for a higher fevers. Having said that, its is virtually impossible by symptoms alone in the absence of a good physical exam to distinguish one from the other. ...Read more

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My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

My wife got streptococcus a (infected from our kid) but doesn't have any symptoms of illness, should she take antibiotics?

Antibiotics: The best thing to do is for your wife to contact her primary doctor and discuss streptococcus. If the doctor cannot see her for some time, please take her to the Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?

No: Generally, bacterial infections in the blood are serious fairly quickly - it would be unlikely to have a chronic bloodstream infection unless you have an abscess or source for continual infection and you would feel ill with fevers, chills, poor appetite, etc. ...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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Treated for streptococcus pneumoniae in blood, told source is sinuses, catscan had severe inflammation, but no symptoms. How infected w/ no symptoms?

Infection in general: usually causes pain, but not always. You must have had severe and/or longstanding infection, which can sometimes damage sensory nerves, to a point where you were no longer feeling any pain. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus?

Family of bacteria: They are spherical bacteria that grow in chains mostly. They range from the very harmful bugs that cause rheumatic fever and many heart and skin infections to the microbes that decay teeth to some microbes that are in yoghurt that are supposed to be good for you. ...Read more

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How is streptococcus treated?

How is streptococcus treated?

Which streptococcus: There are multiple species of Streptococcus and they have different pathogenicities. The treatment of streptococcus cause cavities in teeth is very different form the streptococcus causing endocarditis. You may consult this site for a start: https://medlineplus.gov/streptococcalinfections.html ...Read more

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Why is streptococcus shaped that way?

Why is anything?: Why is anything shaped the way it is? The shape is adapted to the function and to evolutionary survival. ...Read more

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How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

Normal flora: Despite the name, which suggests a connection with cattle, the little "green" streptococcus often hangs out in the mouth as a normal inhabitant. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus and what causes it ?

Streptococcus: It is a bacteria, there are different group of this bacteria ( group a, b, c...), some of them can cause pneumonia , sore throat ( strep throat), urinary tract infection etc..., you can get them from someone who is already infected , or breathing droplets(droplets from sneezing, coughing ) that are contains the bacteria, strep can cause , pink eye, meningitis, erysipela, "flesh-eating" infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: streptococcus?

Streptococcus: 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) strep cause heart infection. ...Read more

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How to identify streptococcus agalacticae and what are the steps?

Leave it for the Lab: Laboratory technical personnel go through extensive training to do tests, including identifying micro-organisms and you should leave such tasks to Lab professionals. ...Read more