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Does anybody know what causes this infection? Just been informed that a distant relative has recently died as a result of it. She apparently had diarrhoea for two days then husband recommended seeing doc. They 'opened her up' apparently and found she was riddled with it. She had no previous medical conditions as far as I am aware. Husband has been advised to be vigilant about symptoms because she may have passed it on to him. Scary.

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Streptococcal infections are any type of infection caused by the streptococcus ("strep") group of bacteria. There are many different types of Streptococci bacteria, and infections vary in severity from mild throat infections to life-threatening infections of the blood or organs.

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Apparently it was the necrotising fasciitis variety. She had her leg amputated before they realised how bad it was. Even more scary!


Streptococcal and pneumococcal are like mrsmuumy says bacterial infections that can lead to sepsis.

The true name is Streptococcal and Pneumococcal disease.

The pneumonia jab only covers so many of the strep pneumococcal bacteria

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