Eric Johnson 20 Feb 2008 07:24 pm I had recurrent acute strep I had recurrent acute strep as a kid (many years prior to getting CFS, though even then I was not the most vigorous person). I recall they mentioned something about me being or possibly being a "carrier." I'm not sure what that means. I've also heard in a university lecture that S. pyogenes is often carried asymptomatically - by ~10-15% of the general population - I don't know if that's what's meant by a carrier. I haven't really looked into this subject. However I am aware (if I recall correctly) that recent research has suggested that chronic carriage of latent bacteria in the bladder, which periodically reactivate, could be the cause of some peoples' recurrent acute bladder infections - as opposed to the person simply being freshly reinfected over and over.