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strep

 (strĕp)
n.
1. Streptococcus.
2. Informal Strep throat.
adj.
Streptococcal.

strep

(strɛp)
n
(Microbiology) informal short for streptococcus

strep

(strɛp)
n.
1. streptococcus.
adj.
2. streptococcal.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strep - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chainsstrep - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Streptococcus - a genus of bacteria
Adj.1.strep - of or relating to or caused by streptococci
Translations

strep

n (fam) estreptococo; — throat faringitis producida por el estreptococo
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But Jane Plumb, chief executive of the charity Group B Strep Support, believes that all pregnant women should be offered a test.
Clinical diagnostics company Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) reported on Tuesday the receipt of clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for the ARIES Group A Strep Assay for the direct detection of Streptococcus pyogenes from throat swab specimens using the ARIES System.
The Group B Strep Support charity said: "It must be the responsibility of all health professionals to inform new and expectant mums of the risks of Group B Strep.
If you would like more information on this subject, ask your midwife, doctor or Group B Strep Support on 01444 416 176.
They tested me for urine infections, but the swabs came back saying I had Strep B, so I was given antibiotics to stop it spreading further.
Previous work conducted by study coauthor Lakshmi Rajagopal, a microbiologist at Seattle Children's Research Institute, found that strains of Strep B isolated from the amniotic fluid of women who went into preterm labor made an orange pigment.
At present, there is no vaccine against group A Strep, and our discovery of hidden sequence patterns has offered up a novel way to devise such a vaccine," said Partho Ghosh, chair of UC San Diego's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who headed the team of researchers.
He spent the first four weeks of life in hospital but recovered and went on to be a poster boy for Group B Strep Support charity.
Although most of the time in adults the cause of a sore throat is viral in origin, and therefore antibiotics are of no use, in the case of confirmed strep throat, antibiotic treatment is important to prevent dangerous consequences, like rheumatic heart disease or retropharyngeal abscess.
Within the hour, we got confirmation that Ollie did indeed have meningitis as a result of a group B strep infection.