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Streptococcus Pneumoniae Antibiotic Resistance
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Strep pneumoniae: This bacterium generally causes sudden shaking chills followed by a fever. The lungs are the common target,but it can also cause meningitis and sometimes causes acute septicemia(blood poisoning) spreading throughout the body which is a dire situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?
Is streptococcus pneumoniae and streptococcus viridans the same exact bacteria? Or is it a type of viridans?
Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
A lot of things... : 1. Different genus based on genetics 2. Different reaction when gown on sheep blood agar plates 3. E faecalis is found mostly in stool. 4. E faecalis is associated with healthcare acquire infections , uti's and intra abdominal infections while s . Pneumoniae is associated with pbeumonias, meningitis, and blood stream infections. ...Read more
How long can a blood infection, such as streptococcus pneumoniae, be in your system until the symptoms become severe? Can it be months?
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
Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more
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