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Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Natural Cure For Strep Throat by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 1:39pm 2 Comments Strep throat often affects children and teenagers but adults may also get the disease. Its symptoms include redness and swelling of the throat and tonsils, sometimes accompanied by fever. Wikipedia defines strep throat this way: Streptococcal pharyngitis or streptococcal sore throat ( strep throat ) is a form of group A streptococcal inf ... Read on »
PANDAS Presentations at Autism One Generation Rescue Conference Address Tics, OCD, More by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Apr 2010 12:00am At the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2010 Conference Chicago, Illinois Register at PANDAS refers to the acute onset of tics and/or obsessive-compulsive symptoms in temporal correlation with a group A strep infection. However, PANDAS is but one of a larger group of post-infectious neuropsychiatric di ... Read on »
Part I: GBS (Group Beta Strep) by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 8:36am I had been thinking it was best for moms to test for GBS at 36 weeks.  My rational was not driven by the belief that testing is necessary but rather by the wish to avoid the following scenario; if a mom enters a hospital in our area without a GBS negative result, even if the baby is asymptomatic, the baby will undergo a septic workup , of ... Read on »
A simple summary of glomerulonephritis by pathologystudent Posted Tue 29 Jan 2013 2:38pm I’ve had a lot of emails about glomerulonephritis lately. Most people seem to want help simplifying the mechanisms and types of glomerular diseases (this section in Robbins is looooong). So that’s what this post is about: a short (well, sort of), simplified explanation of glomerular diseases. Before we launch into the different kind ... Read on »
You Don’t Need to Come to the ER at 3am for “Strep Throat” by ERDoc Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm Among the more frustrating ER visits that you will never see on your favorite TV medical drama of choice is that of the 3am visit for possible “Strep Throat”. The sad reality though, is that this is something that we as a medical community have contributed to in a potentially large way. Some people are afraid of Strep because of the supposed ... Read on »
Tics and Toxins: Evidence Points to Environment, Infection in LeRoy Outbreak by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill As the white-hot glare of attention begins to pull away from the outbreak of tics among students at LeRoy Junior/Senior High School in Western New York, most medical and media sources appear to have settled on “conversion disorder” as their default diagnosis. Newsweek acknowledged the famili ... Read on »
Strep Throat by Tom Plamondon Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm 02/07/09   Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat.  The infection is caused by Sreptococcus (Group A Beta Hemolytic Strep) bacteria.  It is transmitted through the saliva and/or nasal secretions.  Streptococcus bacteria takes 2-5 days to incubate in the upper respiratory tract and people with strep throat remain contagious fo ... Read on »
LeRoy, PANDAS, Autism and EL - Will the real "Mystery Illness" Please Stand Up?- Part 1 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Mar 2012 12:00am By Teresa Conrick I have always thought that the best research looks not only at the evidence in front of you but takes a look back into the past to see if history holds a key.  It is true with Autism, as we saw in Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted's chronology of MERCURY and its trail to the first cases of Autism in, The Age of ... Read on »
More Than a Third of Kids With Sore Throat Likely Have Strep A by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 8:57pm From Reuters Health Information By Robert Saunders NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 09 - A substantial proportion of children with pharyngitis probably have group A streptococcal infection, a new meta-analysis shows. Furthermore, about one in every eight healthy kids is a carrier. Those numbers are drawn from 29 studies with data on the pre ... Read on »