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Group F Streptococcus
thomp243 posted:
I was just diagnosed with Group F Strep, and I can't find much information about it online. What makes this form of strep different from the others, and why is it so rare?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Group A is the bad one....the one that we tend to typically treat and the one that has the potentialf or some serious disease, followed by Group B which periodically rears its ugly head, resulting in some medical problems..

Group F Strep is relatively rare, and thus, is rare to be implicated as a cause of human disease. I can't say that I have found many cultures with this uncommon type of Strep, so my person experience is nil.

Why is it different or rare? I don't know, but since it doesn't really result in any serious human diseases, I am not that concerned about it. Personally, I just treat the PATIENT....not the "bug".

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