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I have an cancer, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?
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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: It can
This bacteria is not usually invasive for people that are not receiving immunosuppressive medications, are not pregnant or elderly or have poorly controlled diabetes.
It colonizes the gut and the perineal area. With reduced immunity it can invade the blood stream and caused serious infection. The good news is that it is still very sensitive to plain penicillin.

In brief: It can
This bacteria is not usually invasive for people that are not receiving immunosuppressive medications, are not pregnant or elderly or have poorly controlled diabetes.
It colonizes the gut and the perineal area. With reduced immunity it can invade the blood stream and caused serious infection. The good news is that it is still very sensitive to plain penicillin.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Potentially
Any type of infection can be serious if your immune system is weakened from cancer chemotherapy drugs.

In brief: Potentially
Any type of infection can be serious if your immune system is weakened from cancer chemotherapy drugs.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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