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n. pl. strep·to·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī, -kŏk′ī)
Any of various round gram-positive bacteria of the genus Streptococcus that occur in pairs or chains and can cause various infections in humans, including strep throat, erysipelas, and scarlet fever.

strep·to·coc·cal (-kŏk′əl), strep·to·coc·cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.streptococcal - of or relating to or caused by streptococci


a. estreptocócico-a, rel. a estreptococos;
___ infectionsinfecciones ___ -s.
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Cases of invasive GAS infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, occur less frequently but are associated with higher rates of deaths.
Guttate psoriasis often follows a beta hemolytic streptococcal upper respiratory tract infection.
Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis (PSReA) is a type of sterile arthritis which occurs after a beta-hemolytic streptococcal throat or skin infection.
Further evaluation confirmed that his chief complaint was due to acute nonrheumatic streptococcal myocarditis.
To the Editor: Group A streptococci (GAS) can cause severe invasive diseases, such as necrotizing fasciitis, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, and sepsis.
An independent study published in Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety evaluated the probiotic BLIS K12 (Streptococcus salivarius) and found it supported the prevention of two of the most common illnesses in children: streptococcal and viral pharyngotonsillitis.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "PHE urges people with symptoms of scarlet fever, which include a sore throat, headache and fever accompanied by a characteristic rash, to consult their GP.
The authors chose to use a clinical decision rule to diagnose group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children presenting with sore throat that requires only two of three features to be present for treatment to be initiated: enlarged cervical nodes; absence of rash; and absence of rhinitis.
The exact cause is unknown, although guttate psoriasis may be followed by streptococcal infection such as tonsillitis.
ArcDia International Ltd has released results from a clinical study comparing its rapid mariPOC test product to the standard bacterial culture in detection of Group A streptococcal infections.
Herein, we presented a child with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt and bilateral ommaya reservoir who developed group A streptococcal (GAS) meningitis a month after the last neurosurgery operation.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Streptococcal Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the Streptococcal Infections therapeutic pipeline.