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strep·to·coc·cus

 (strĕp′tə-kŏk′əs)
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.

streptococcus

(ˌstrɛptəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ; US -ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any Gram-positive spherical bacterium of the genus Streptococcus, typically occurring in chains and including many pathogenic species, such as S. pyogenes, which causes scarlet fever, sore throat, etc: family Lactobacillaceae. Often shortened to: strep
streptococcal, streptococcic adj

strep•to•coc•cus

(ˌstrɛp təˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any of several spherical bacteria of the genus Streptococcus, occurring in pairs or chains, species of which cause such diseases as tonsillitis, pneumonia, and scarlet fever.
[1875–80; < New Latin; see strepto-, coccus]
strep`to•coc′cal (-ˈkɒk əl) strep`to•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.

strep·to·coc·cus

(strĕp′tə-kŏk′əs)
Plural streptococci (strĕp′tə-kŏk′sī, strĕp′tə-kŏk′ī)
Any of various bacteria that are normally found on the skin and mucous membranes and in the digestive tract of mammals. One kind of streptococcus causes especially severe infections in humans, including strep throat, scarlet fever, pneumonia, and blood infections.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streptococcus - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chainsstreptococcus - 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
Translations
streptobacillestreptococciestreptocoque

streptococcus

[ˌstreptəʊˈkɒkəs] N (streptococci (pl)) [ˌstreptəʊˈkɒkaɪ]estreptococo m

streptococcus

n pl <streptococci> → Streptokokkus m

strep·to·coc·cus

n. estreptococo, género de microorganismo de la tribu Streptococceae, bacterias gram-positivas que se agrupan en pares o cadenas y que causan enfermedades serias.
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Because of the clinical characteristics of the patients, acute streptococcal infection was suspected, and bacterial specimens were obtained with sterile paper strips (Periopaper, ProFlow, Inc, Amityville, NY, USA) by inserting into the gingival crevice until mild resistance was felt, and left in place for 30 seconds.
Now in its eighth year, the competition began as a tribute to former Calday Grammar School student Christopher Salmon, who tragically lost his life to a rare streptococcal infection in February, 2009, aged just 15.
Blistering distal dactylitis: a clinically recognizable streptococcal infection.
The role of these drugs in streptococcal infection outcome is frequently discussed; they seem to cause an increase of severe infection, most probably in children (10).
5,16,19,26,27) A distinctive feature of Group G streptococcal infection is its association with underlying chronic illness.
The streptococcus organism is easy to isolate in the blood agar plate and the treatment of streptococcal infection with antibiotics is simple, which will reduce the morbidity and mortality due to suppurative and non-suppurative complications.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "We can expect to see increasing numbers of cases of scarlet fever.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "While we hope that the Easter school break will assist in slowing down transmission of the bacteria causing scarlet fever, we cannot assume or rely on this being the case.
The results from this study are supportive of previous studies conducted on BLIS K12, where prophylactic administration of BLIS K12 to children with a history of recurrent oral streptococcal infection resulted in clinically meaningful reductions in the episodes of both streptococcal and viral infections, along with concomitant reductions in the number of days using an antibiotic and days absent from school.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, Public Health England's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "We can expect to see increasing numbers of cases of scarlet fever as the season progresses over the course of the winter and spring.
It stressed no cause of death is yet confirmed but said the victim tested positive for flu and invasive group A streptococcal infection.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, head of streptococcal infection surveillance at Public Health England, said there will be an increasing number of cases of scarlet fever as we head into spring.

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