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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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Is streptococcus anginosus contagious?

Is streptococcus anginosus contagious?

Yes: Transfer of these bacteria from one person to another is frequent but it doesn't necessary lead to infection. I would avoid kissing and coughing into someone's face. General precautions like that. ...Read more

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What causes beta hemolytic.Streptococcus group b infection?

Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read more

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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more

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What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include streptococcus viridans as well as groups a, c, and g streptococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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What is pneumococcal vaccine? Does it treat streptococcus pneumoniae?

What is pneumococcal vaccine? Does it treat streptococcus pneumoniae?

At least 2 available: The pneumoccal vaccines contain material designed to help an individual develop protective antibodies against a variety of pneumoccal strains. There are at least 2 vaccines in common use in the US. Once given, it takes weeks for the immune system to respond with new antibodies. It is not used to treat any active disease, it is used to prevent them. ...Read more

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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

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How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

Tissue Invasion: Strep can invade normal tissue which makes it potentially very dangerous. Necrotizing faciitis is typically multiple bacteria working together. ...Read more

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Where does streptococcus pneumoniae live?

Normal companion: There are many strains of this familiar microbe, and it's likely that you're carrying one or more in your own oral flora. ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

Is streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis a neurological disorder?

Sort of: It's an infection of the nervous system, so i suppose you could call it a neurological disorder. But as an id specialist, i prefer to think of it as an infectious disease. ...Read more

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How are group b streptococcal infections spread?

How are group b streptococcal infections spread?

Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the skin anywhere. It is not transmitted or spread from person to person as it is a normal bacterial flora. ...Read more

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Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Complex: M. Avium- intracellulare (mac) infections can result in lung and other organ damage , depending on the severity of immunodeficiency. In people with an intact immune system , mac infection is a slow process and can take years before therapy is initiated (2 or 3 antibiotics- e.g. Ethambutol, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and rifabutin). Therapy can last a minimum of 12 months if a lung infection is involved. ...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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What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read more

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