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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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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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What illness is causes by streptococcus pyogenes?

What illness is causes by streptococcus pyogenes?

A variety : The most common is strep throat but is a common cause of cellulitis and can cause necrotizing fascititis. ...Read more

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Explain why streptococcus pyogenes is important?

Human pathogen. : Streptococcus pyogenes is a very important human pathogenic bacteria. It is the cause of "strep throat" and it's sequella rheumatic fever and glomerulnephritis. It also causes streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis "flesh eating bug" infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. It also causes infections at many other anatomical sites. ...Read more

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What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

Strep complications: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterial cause of "strep throat", can invade other organ systems and cause infection in in areas around the tonsils, lymph glands in the neck, middle ear, mastoid regions, sinuses, bones, lungs (pneumonia), kidneys and liver (toxic shock syndrome). The noninfectious complications include rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis (kidneys). ...Read more

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Rheumatic fever caused by streptococcus pyogenes is most likely from what?

Rheumatic fever caused by streptococcus pyogenes is most likely from what?

Auto-immune response: The body responds to strep and some of the immune response reacts with heart and other organs. Usually it follows strep throat infection. It can be prevented by prompt antibiotic treatment of strep throat infection. ...Read more

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When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

Inflammation: In many pneumonias inflammation causes fluid to exude into the alveoli and bronchioles causing wet rales and rhonchi. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus epidermis be bad infection?

Can streptococcus epidermis be bad infection?

Usually not: Streptococcus epidermis is a very common normal bacteria on the skin and usually does not cause problems in healthy people. It rarely can cause a problem in the heart for those with artificial valves. ...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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more