Streptococcus - What Is Streptococcus, Symptoms And Treatment Methods

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Streptococcus - What Is Streptococcus, Symptoms And Treatment Methods
Streptococcus - What Is Streptococcus, Symptoms And Treatment Methods

Video: Streptococcus - What Is Streptococcus, Symptoms And Treatment Methods

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Video: Microbiology - Streptococcus species 2023, February

Last updated on January 29, 2018 at 04:27 PM

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Many people wonder if streptococcus is what it is and do not even imagine that it is a spherical gram-positive bacteria that lead a parasitic lifestyle causing infectious lesions of the main human systems.

Streptococcus is part of the natural microflora of the human mucous membranes. Different groups of bacteria inhabit all kinds of body tissues and account for up to 60% of microorganisms present in the pharynx, as well as contained in the microflora of the reproductive system, stomach, respiratory system and intestines.


  • 1 Classification
  • 2 Ways of distribution
  • 3 Diseases caused by streptococcus bacteria
  • 4 Treatment

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In most cases, the source of infection is a person with streptococcal disease or a carrier of bacteria that does not show symptoms of the disease.

Streptococcus is transmitted by airborne, contact, and food routes. It is also possible to become infected during unprotected sexual intercourse and in the absence of appropriate personal hygiene procedures.

From patients with lesions of the skin of the hands, microorganisms get onto household items and products, where they rapidly multiply and release dangerous toxins.

In case of problems with immunity, streptococcus in the microflora receives pathogenic properties. During the period of illness, the infected person is dangerous to others, due to the release of a large number of dangerous bacteria into the environment with the release of mucus. In this case, bacteria remain in the room, which increases the likelihood of infection. Streptococcus in the nose is the main cause of long-term rhinitis.

Diseases caused by streptococcus bacteria


Medical treatment of diseases provoked by staphylococcal infection should be carried out only under the supervision of a treating specialist, in an inpatient or outpatient setting based on severity.

If the body is overly exposed to the toxin, it is recommended to stay in bed and avoid physical activity, as this can cause serious complications.

The main course of therapy against streptococcus is to take such antimicrobial synthetic drugs as:

Ampicillin, Penicillin, Benzylpenicillin, Erythromycin, Speralin, Chloramphenicol, Tetracycline, Co-trimoxspzol;

Due to the long-term effects of strong synthetic antibacterial drugs on the body, a course of prebiotics is required before curing the disease.

It is forbidden to remove the plaque accompanying streptococcal sore throat on your own, as this can aggravate the disease and cause mechanical damage to the throat. It is also not advisable to use traditional methods to cure streptococcus.

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