Information about streptococcus

What is streptococcus?

Streptococcus is a group of gram-positive diplococci bacteria, which are non-motile. They can be found in soil, milk and air.

Symptoms of streptococcus

Symptoms include sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, tonsillitis, fatigue and malaise. What are the causes of this type of bacteria? Streptococcus causes meningitis, tuberculosis, pleurisy, enteritis, osteomyelitis, measles and scarlet fever. Hemolytic streptococcus can cause sepsis, erysipelas and puerperal infection.

Diagnosis of streptococcus

This bacterium can be detected and diagnosed through a culture of the nose, throat, mouth, blood, suspected food or pus from the skin.

Treatment of streptococcus

The treatment of streptococcus depends on the underlying disease. The patient must take medication to eliminate pathogens.

What specialty

The doctor to treat streptococcus is the General Practitioner.

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