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1. Streptococcus.
2. Informal Strep throat.


Abbrev. for STREPTOCOCCUS, streptococci or streptococcal.

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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Jane Plumb, chief executive of Group B Strep Support, says: "It's In the UK, early onset GBS disease AROUND a quarter of pregnant women unknowingly carry a bacterial infection that can kill their newborn baby.
About the Alere i Strep A test Alere i Strep A detects Group A Streptococcus(GAS) bacteria in throat swab specimens using Alere's proprietary Molecular In Minutes(TM) (MIM) isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (iNAT).
In the meantime, charities like Group B Strep Support and most, doctors, midwives and pregnant women themselves all feel that pregnant women should be made aware of the risks of the bacteria in pregnancy and given the opportunity to have a sensitive test, called an ECM test which uses an Enriched Culture Medium.
Marlene Parr (centre) |representing Strep B Support with e fund-raising organisers from left, Anne Caine, Janet Sheard, Suzanne Wright, Jackie Robinson, Joan Oversby and Janet Godfrey.
Healthcare professionals can take a preventative approach to treating strep B infections by trying to identify babies at high risk of developing such infections and giving injections of antibiotics (intravenous antibiotics) to the mother during labour.
They determined those people's risk of strep using the experimental scorecard approach and checked the computer model's accuracy against the strep test results.
GAS was recovered from only one toothbrush, which had been used by a patient without strep throat.
The appointment follows Mr Beadell's successful work in previous group B Strep cases.
The condition is a complication which can occur from having Group B strep and means Molly will need care for the rest of her life.