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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

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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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?

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?

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?

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