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Unformatted text preview: contact is required for spread; hence, avoiding contagious contacts can prevent disease. Immunological: Pneumococcal vaccines are available for persons at high risk, particularly the elderly. Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin is the drug of choice for S. pyogenes and S. pneumoniae , when the organisms are susceptible. Chemotherapy is given over a 10 and 7-145 days regimen, respectively. Group D streptococci are resistant to many antibiotics. Life long prophylaxis (low dose penicillin) is recommended for rheumatic fever patients....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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