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What are the non-pyogenic streptococci and how are they classified?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Confusing

Initially grouped by colony size and cell wall properties.
Group a is pyogenic, others with different properties include group b through t (i think), some are normal skin flora, others cause various illnesses.

In brief: Confusing

Initially grouped by colony size and cell wall properties.
Group a is pyogenic, others with different properties include group b through t (i think), some are normal skin flora, others cause various illnesses.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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