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Strep

strep [strɛp]. n. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Microbiology) Informal short for streptococcus.

Strep is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Strep books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

What is Group B Strep (GBS)? - Group B Strep Association
Streptococcal Infections (invasive group A strep) Fact Sheet
New York State Department of Health. Streptococcal Infections (invasive group A strep). Last Reviewed: November 2006.
1. Streptococcus classification (1) 2. Streptococcus classification (2)
Streptococcus Lecture Slides. Microbiology (J. Mecsas).
Strep Throat -- familydoctor.org
Adults with strep throat may have a sore throat, a fever and swollen neck glands.
Streptococcus equi var
Streptococcus equi is the etiologic agent for the upper respiratory disease signs are consistent with Strep equi infection, repeat testing at weekly intervals.

Suggested News Resources

Meridian Sees 20 to 30 Percent Growth in Fiscal 2012
In addition to revenues from its illumigene C. difficile test, projected revenues from the illumigene Group B Strep test are also included in 2012 guidance. The C.
Injury report: Tuck watches with sore Achilles
Backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels also is in a hospital in Hackensack with strep throat. Players are off on Thursday and Sunday [before the Monday night preseason game against the Bears].
Is it contagious?
Infections like pinkeye or strep throat usually necessitate a day home with appropriate treatment because they are highly contagious.
Company's test closer to FDA approval
The results, based on a 300-person study, back the company's findings of a quick detection of Group B Streptococcus, or Strep B.
Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School
14 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year approaches, pediatricians are reminding parents and kids that children with contagious infections, such as strep throat, should stay home from school and receive the appropriate treatment.

Suggested Web Resources

Strep Throat - What is Strep Throat?
Jul 27, 2010 Is it strep? Learn about diagnosing strep throat symptoms in children and adults, and how antibiotics are used for treatment.
Streptococcus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Streptococcus is a genus of spherical Gram-positive bacteria belonging to the phylum Firmicutes and the lactic acid bacteria group.
Strep throat - MayoClinic.com
Strep throat — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment in children and adults.
Strep Throat
Strep throat is very common among kids and teens. It usually requires treatment with antibiotics, but improves in a few days.
Strep Throat (contagious), Symptoms, Causes, Remedies, and

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