noun, often attributive
\ ˈstrep How to pronounce strep (audio) \

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Identified in 1999, PANDAS is a relatively new and controversial pediatric disorder where exposure to Group A strep, which causes strep throat, can trigger severe OCD symptoms. Erin Quinn-kong, Good Housekeeping, "Their Son Tested Positive for Strep Throat. Then Came the Severe OCD, Anxiety, and Hallucinations.," 2 Jan. 2019 Hospital staff tested the boy for strep, diagnosed him with a common cold and gave him Tylenol, the timeline said. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Homeland Security Steps Up Medical Services for Migrants After Two Children Die," 26 Dec. 2018 Doctors can test for strep in the office and often treat the condition with an oral antibiotic that can reduce the duration and severity of symptoms, and the risk of complications. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Back-to-school germs 101: What you need to know," 7 Sep. 2018 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

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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noun, often attributive
\ ˈstrep How to pronounce strep (audio) \

Medical Definition of strep

: streptococcus a strep infection

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