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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
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a. estreptocócico-a, rel. a estreptococos;
___ infectionsinfecciones ___ -s.
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Streptococcal species are the cause of a variety of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) some of which are severe and can be life-threatening.
The results showed that all of them had one bacteria in a single NPS and they underwent antibiotic therapy; 6 children had Streptococcal pharyngitis caused by GAS, 4 children had acute otitis media (AOM): 3 AOM caused by SP, one AOM caused by Hib; 3 children had acute tonsillitis/pharyngitis caused by Hib.
Streptococcal intertrigo is an inflammatory, superficial eruption of intertriginous skin caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci.
(1) Streptococcal infections have been associated with several systemic disease processes including glomerulonephritis and rheumatic heart disease.
Group I underwent routine periodontal treatment methods for streptococcal gingivitis, while a supportive treatment that involved an antacid chewing tablet two times a day for a week based on the microorganism's growth characteristics was used on patients in Group II.
There are several streptococcal infections that can be cause by the streptococcus bacteria ranging from the more mild and highly common throat infections to more serious infections of the blood or organs, ( according to the National Health Service .
Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) tonsillitis, more frequently known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is highly prevalent in children especially in those who are between the ages of 5 and 15 years [1].
Management of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS), a rare and life-threatening disease, requires immediate surgical intervention in addition to administration of appropriate antibiotics and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in an intensive care setting to achieve a favorable outcome.
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).
Streptococcal species-associated sepsis in burn patients have been reported in the literature, but are usually due to Group A [beta]-hemolytic Streptococcus.
These infections are commonly associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and are often defined by the early onset of shock and organ failure and the isolation of group A Streptococcus (GAS) from the site of infection.
Beta-hemolytic streptococci (BHS) are the most common causative agents of perianal streptococcal dermatitis (PSD).