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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

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 is the definition or description of: streptococcus?

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

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Does streptococcus have hemolytic properties?

Some types do: There are many different types of streptococci and some have hemolytic properties. See this site for more details: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228936-overview ...Read more

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How do one get viridans streptococcus in urine?

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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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 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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What type of antibody is involved in streptococcus?

What type of antibody is involved in streptococcus?

Many: Streptococcal infection leads to the production of many antibodies. The one commonly used to assess such infection is antibody to Steptolysin O. See this site for more info: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003522.htm ...Read more

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Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Not exactly: Strep mutans is one type of bacteria that naturally lives in the mouth and which can cause cavities. ...Read more

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Why are streptococcus and lactobacillus so important to humans?

They really aren't: Strep bacteria often hurt us, causing heart infections, rheumatic fever, tooth decay, and soft tissue infections. If you get involved with cults about stool microbes, they'll tell you that you need to eat special foods loaded with these microbes or your normal body flora and overall health will be ruined. This isn't my focus, but most of these claims seem overstated to me. ...Read more