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What does my lab test result indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hi, my daughter had a throat swab. Culture results were- scanty pus cells and scanty gram positive cocci in chains. She has throat discomfort. Does it indicate an infection?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be Strep throat.

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone through the details. Yes, it indicates an infection, possibly from a bacteria called Streptococcus which is a common cause of Strep throat. Treatment with antibiotics is optional. Gurgling with lukewarm water is essential. Such infections usually get controlled in 5-7 days irrespective of use of antibiotics.

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What does my lab test result indicate?

Brief Answer: Seems to be Strep throat. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through the details. Yes, it indicates an infection, possibly from a bacteria called Streptococcus which is a common cause of Strep throat. Treatment with antibiotics is optional. Gurgling with lukewarm water is essential. Such infections usually get controlled in 5-7 days irrespective of use of antibiotics. Regards