streptococcal infection


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streptococcal infection

an infection caused by pathogenic bacteria of one of several species of the genus Streptococcus or their toxins. Almost any organ of the body may be involved. The infections occur in many forms, including cellulitis, endocarditis, erysipelas, impetigo, meningitis, pneumonia, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, and urinary tract infection. See also strep throat.
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Streptococcal infection

Streptococcal infection

An infection caused by a pathogenic bacteria of one of several species of the genus streptococcus or their toxins. Almost any organ in the body may be involved.
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As a conclusion, the use of antacids in addition to conventional periodontal treatment may be effective in the treatment of oral streptococcal infections.
Prevention of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections Workshop Participants.
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This may be due to the heterogeneity of the organism in the present study; the prevalence of Group A Streptococcal infection was more in females (34%) and less in males (30%), but this prevalence rate is less significant.
were as follows: 1) presence of a tic disorder or OCD, 2) prepubertal age (usually between 3-12 years) at onset, 3) abrupt symptom onset or episodic course of symptom severity 4) temporal association between symptom exacerbation and streptococcal infection, and 5) presence of neurologic abnormalities during the periods of symptom exacerbation (1).
Evidence of preceding group A streptococcal infection should be definetely searched in these patients.
The reason this message is important is because sulfa drugs are unreliable for the treatment of streptococcal infections.
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