noun, often attributive
\ˈstrep \

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After a telltale rash appeared on Breen's torso, his team of doctors connected strep to his extreme pain and distended stomach. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Strep Throat Leads to Quadruple Amputation for Dad of 3," 15 Mar. 2017 The family of a 12-year-old middle schooler from central California is mourning the pre-teen's death after her strep symptoms were allegedly mistaken for the flu. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "12-Year-Old Girl Dies After Allegedly Being Misdiagnosed With Flu," 16 Jan. 2018 Lindsay Bugbee Crosby died on July 5 after being diagnosed three days earlier with Group A strep and sepsis, according to the GoFundMe page set up by a relative. Matthew Ormseth, Courant Community, "A Simsbury Woman Died From Strep Just Days After Giving Birth. Her Family Has Raised Over $250,000," 10 July 2018 The team was simply looking for evidence that Staph epidermidis can kill off pathogenic bacteria, like group A strep. NBC News, "Could these bacteria stop skin cancer?," 28 Feb. 2018 Comey also shared an untold personal story — the loss of his infant son — and how his wife's reaction, launching a campaign to require testing for Group B strep, honed his vision of leadership. Editors, USA TODAY, "So, who's tuning into 'Hannity' tonight?," 16 Apr. 2018 Test results can be remotely reviewed by a doctor, who would decide what action needs to be taken — like a prescription for an antibiotic, in the case of strep. Scott Kirsner,, "Turn your bathroom into a medical lab," 6 Apr. 2018 Much of the credit goes to antibiotics, which have thwarted infections such as sepsis and group B strep that a preemie's immature immune system could not have fought on its own. Marla Broadfoot, Science | AAAS, "Too many antibiotics can give preemies a lifetime of ill health," 5 Apr. 2018 The mom-to-be tested positive for strep B, a common bacteria that can be transferred from mom to baby during birth, and began taking antibiotics via an IV. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Emergency C-Sections, Days-Long Labor and Breech Babies: The Most Complicated Duggar Births," 20 Mar. 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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noun, often attributive
\ˈstrep \

Medical Definition of strep 

: streptococcus a strep infection

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