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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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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

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What is streptococcus mutans?

Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities. The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus hemolyticus?

What is streptococcus hemolyticus?

One strain: There are many strains and species of the Genus Streptococcus and hemolyticus is one species that often causes infections in humans. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is streptococcus cremoris and what effects?

AKA Lactococcus: Lactis var. Cremoris is used in the production of buttermilk but has been linked rarely to human infection including endocarditis. ...Read more

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What is the classification for streptococcus mutans?

Unclear question: Streptococcus mutans is one of the organisms involved in tooth decay. What type of classification do you have in mind. ...Read more

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What is group g streptococcus? Does this infect humans?

Yes: Please consult this site for information on this topic: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/6/08-0666_article 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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How do you differentiate between streptococcus and staphylococcus?

Culture: Culturing the organism from the site of the infection and then performing biochemical tests on the isolated colonies is the gold standard and classic method of differentiating them. Emerging techniques include using the DNA of the organism for identification. ...Read more

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Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Staph vs Strep: This is a complex subject that is not conducive to extensive discussion here. Suggest you get a microbiology text. Staphylococci are larger and grow more in clumps than chains. Staph that produce coagulase are species aureus, the others are a wide variety of less pathogenic organisms except for lugdenensis which has characteristics of aureus in producing disease. ...Read more

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My cousin overseas has Streptococcus for about a week now, what over the counter medicine do you recommend he take.

 My cousin overseas has Streptococcus for about a week now, what over the counter medicine do you recommend he take.

May need Prescriptio: What kind of Streptococcus and from what part of the body.There are several speciecs of streptococcal bacteria and these can affect different parts of the body.From skin.throat to blood.We can not answer your question.However most strept infections are treated with Antibiotics and these have to be prescribed by the Doctor.He/She should consult the doctor who ordered the test and get appropriate Rx ...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?

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