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- n. Plural form of streptococcus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A chain of micrococci linked together, occurring in some specific diseases.
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- n. spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
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Benzylpenicillin is an antibiotic used to treat skin infections including group B streptococci, which is commonly known as strep B and can cause serious illness and death.
Group A streptococci are the pathogenic bacteria responsible for many acute human infections in the respiratory tract and skin including pharyngitis, impetigo, rheumatic fever, and acute glomerulonephritis
One of the most common complications of chickenpox occurs if a blister becomes infected with bacteria such as streptococci, the so-called "flesh-eating bacteria," that cause destruction of the muscles.
Would Miss Adelaide really say "streptococci," he asked?
'This means organisms such as streptococci and staphylococci (even MRSA) can be transferred and cause infections like cellulitis (infection of the tissues below the skin).'
Techniques used include culture from a wide variety of specimens, special stains, direct antigen detection (Group A streptococci, Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, Trichomonas vaginalis), molecular real-time PCR diagnostics, and toxin assays (Clostridium difficile and enterohemorrhagic E. coli).
The trick is to inoculate one's self with a minute dose of the streptococci of existentialism—like a vaccination—before the fever sets in.
He buys some penicillin and gives himself, not enough to kill the streptococci but enough to educate them to resist penicillin.
As the streptococci are now resistant to penicillin the treatment fails.
When Jim Hensen, the beloved inventor of The Muppets, succumbed to a pneumonia-like infection from an antibiotic resistant form of strep (Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci), the best doctors and antibiotics that money could buy were unable to save his life.