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I suspect my son has pandas. Is it harmful to give him yoghurt with streptococcus thermophilus added to it?

Probably ok...: I would agree with dr. Lurie. At this time, it appears to only be related to a certain type of strep, group a beta hemolytic streptococcus (gabhs). The link with other types of strep has not yet been made, but if a concern and looking for a good probiotic for children, i would recommend lactobacillus gg as more than 400 studies to date have proven its efficacy and safety. Hope this helps! ...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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My son is 6 yrs old and is on his 4th round of antibiotics for strep butt is it okay to give a child acidophilus dietary supplement with a streptococcus thermophilus bacteria in it ? I want to try and replenish all of the good bacteria that has been and

Yes but...: The probiotic medication is ok but is he ill each time? Are his throat cultures always positive for group a streptococci. Some children carry strep in their throat in low amounts and if they have a viral illness, strep may be blamed on the illness. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus cremoris and what effects?

AKA Lactococcus: Lactis var. Cremoris is used in the production of buttermilk but has been linked rarely to human infection including endocarditis. ...Read more

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Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Are three any long term effects related to septic arthritis caused by streptococcus bacteria?

Can be: There can be long-term effects depending on whether there is damage in the joint. The faster the infection removed the better off we are. If the bacteria spreads to orher areas in the body there can be other areas of damage in the body. ...Read more

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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

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What is streptococcus and what causes it ?

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

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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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Why is streptococcus shaped that way?

Why is anything?: Why is anything shaped the way it is? The shape is adapted to the function and to evolutionary survival. ...Read more

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How to identify streptococcus agalacticae and what are the steps?

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

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