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1. Streptococcus.
2. Informal Strep throat.
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Abbrev. for STREPTOCOCCUS, streptococci or streptococcal.
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Patient discussion about strep

Q. What Is Streptococcal Pneumonia? I have heard that I might have streptococcal pneumonia. What exactly does that mean?

A. Streptococcal pneumonia is a disease caused by the streptoccus bacteria. It is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in healthy people. You can learn more about bacterial pneumonia here-

Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

Q. 5 year old son diagnosed with streptococcus must I give him antibiotics? He is 5 years old and never received antibiotics before. He feels good and does not complain of any problem. The doctor said he should take antibiotics for 10 days. Is it mandatory?

A. Thanks a lot for your help, I will follow your advice.

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