Top 20 Doctor insights on: Viridans streptococci uti
My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?
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
I got my wet smear result and I found out that I have streptococcus again same bacteria that cause uti to me last year. Non pregnant. Is it dangerous?
I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?
Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli
Contaminant: Especially if you don't have obvious urinary tract symptoms, these are probably a contaminant. ...Read more
Streptococcus viridans is a strain of common bacteria. Viridans means 'green'. When s. Viridans is cultured, it produces green colonies of bacteria and the pus from a s. Viridans infection is often green.
Other strains of streptococcus produce colonies/pus of different colors. ...Read more
3 different kinds: Streptococci growing on so-called blood agar can be alpha-hemolytic (partial hemolysis) causing a ring of green around the colony, beta- hemolytic (complete hemolysis) causing a clear ring around the colony, or gamma-hemolytic (no hemolysis) with no ring around the colony. ...Read more
Usually no pathogeni:
Non-pyogenic streptococci represent a diverse group of streptococci that are normal inhabitants of the mouth, throat and occasionally the gastrointestinal tract.
'silent bacteraemia' can occur especially in individuals with poor dental hygiene or gum disease. This can result in endocarditis amongst vulnerable individuals, especially those with underlying conditions such cancers, diabetes, heart ...Read more
You are likely: Referring to the non-beta hemolytic strep, also called Alpha hemolytic strep. They are commonly found in the mouth and can be associated with endocarditis, an infection of the valves of the heart. Most, except for the so-called strep milleri group are not very pathogenic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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20-40% of: Women carry gbs at the vagina and rectum. During pregnancy, at 36 weeks, culture are taken and if positive, treatment recommended to avoid a potential fatal infection on the baby while delivering. Also a rare cause of sepsis with the mother. Also infection on the elderly and the inmunocompromise patient like diabetics and liver disease. If you are healthy, you have nothing to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Group b strep. Or streptococcus agalactiae is a beta hemolytic streptococcus or chain forming, ball shaped bacteria. They commonly colonize the female genital tract and the colon. Strep. Species that completely hemolyze blood on agar plates are called beta hemolytic. They are subdivided based on presence of various lancefield cell wall antigens. Group b strep. Has the lancefield b antigen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depends on what part of the body and which type of strep. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more