National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Streptococcal Infections is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Streptococcal infections (strep for short) cause a variety of health problems. There are two types: group A and group B. Antibiotics are used to treat both.
Group A strep causes
Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, I.V. antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are elderly or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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