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My daughter has to have an emergency appendectomy 3 weeks ago while on a business trip to San Antonio, TX. At the time of her surgery she also a very bad sore throat. She tested positive for strep throat. After taking antibiotics, her doctor repeated the strep test and it came back positive for Strep Group C. She was then put on a Zpack with an extra 3 days. She finished that round of antibiotics a week ago and was tested again this past Tuesday and we just got the results back and she tested positive again for Strep Group C. We are both upset and confused about this. Do you have any information about this situation

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

It's my daughter and she did have a fever at the time of her appendectomy but she really does not have any further symptoms now

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, this is really the main issue currently

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hello,I am Dr.Aren and I will help with your query.A positive rapid test for strep-C does not confirm active strep-C bacterial infection.This may also appear positive in Strep C carrier states with mild viraemia or allergic throat inflammation.It would be prudent to get a throat swab culture done to confirm Strep-C bacterial infection if any.Group Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal C bacteria may not be present in abundance /enough to cause an infection if she is only a carrier. Getting the throat swab culture will clear up this misunderstanding.

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