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Streptococcus B Haemolyticus
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
I've streptococcus agalactae type b which I detected in spermeculture &i want to know what drug I should take & whether my wife should be treated too?
I have streptococcus agalactae type b which I detected in spermculture &i want to know what drug I should take and whether my wife should be treated t?
Agalctiae: Group b streptococcus (gbs) or streptococcus agalactiae is a member of the normal flora of the gut and female urogenital tract, so many women are carriers of this bacterium without knowing it. Gbs colonization is not harmful and should not be treated, except during labor and in rare cases it can cause trouble with weak immune systems and is treated by pcn or other IV antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Streptococcus: The streptococci are a diverse group of bacteria that are all gram-positive small round organisms often seen in chains on Gram's staining. They are easy to culture on standard media, but some may require reduced redox potentials for optimum growth. They can be further classified by the type of hemolysis, their serology and so forth. You need a course in microbiology. ...Read more
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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