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Does Beta hemolytic streptocoocus group C light growth mean that I have streps?

What does this test result mean, does it mean I have strep? : Result 1 : BETAGC - Beta hemolytic Streptococcus group C - Light growth - Penicillin and ampicillin are drugs of choice for treatment of - beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections. Susceptibility testing of - penicillins and other beta-lactam agents approved by the FDA for - treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections need not be - performed routinely because nonsusceptible isolates are extremely - rare in any beta-hemolytic streptococcus and have not been reported - for Streptococcus pyogenes (group A). (CLSI 2011)
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query aT HCM
report suggest that your suffering from streptoccus beta hemolytic group c infection.
there are several types of streptococci, in that group A infection are more common and serious.
Group C are a group of bacteria, comprising several species, the main human pathogen being Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis. These streptococci are most commonly identified by the presence of a Lancefield group C antigen on the surface of the bacterium, which is easily detected in the laboratory.
The main clinical manifestations of Group c are primarily throat, ear or eye infections. Rarely they may cause meningitis, septicaemia (blood poisoning), endocarditis.
treatment for your infection is taking pencillin, or erythromycin.
hope this will solve your query
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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