Streptococcal infection


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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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The child is usually between the ages of 3 and puberty when first symptoms occur and usually appear following a streptococcal infection such as Sinusitus, Ear infections or Scarlet Fever.
Sydenham's chorea (SC) is an autoimmune movement disorder, which develops following group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections (GABHS) and is one of the major diagnostic criteria for acute rheumatic fever (ARF).
Conclusion: The use of antacids in addition to conventional periodontal treatment may be effective in the treatment of oral streptococcal infections.
Tanuma et al., "Autoimmune neurological disorders associated with group-A betahemolytic streptococcal infection," Brain and Development, vol.
Blistering distal dactylitis: a manifestation of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection. Arch Dermatol.
The clinical features of Group G streptococcal infections can be attributed to its virulence factors which include adhesins, toxins, and proteases.
In the present study, the incidence of [beta]-haemolytic streptococcal infection in the paediatric patients in the age group of 5 to 13 years presenting with sore throat and pyrexia in Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai was 76%.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "We can expect to see increasing numbers of cases of scarlet fever.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "While we hope that the Easter school break will assist in slowing down transmission of the bacteria causing scarlet fever, we cannot assume or rely on this being the case.
The results from this study are supportive of previous studies conducted on BLIS K12, where prophylactic administration of BLIS K12 to children with a history of recurrent oral streptococcal infection resulted in clinically meaningful reductions in the episodes of both streptococcal and viral infections, along with concomitant reductions in the number of days using an antibiotic and days absent from school.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, Public Health England's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "We can expect to see increasing numbers of cases of scarlet fever as the season progresses over the course of the winter and spring.

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