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Escherichia coli

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Common colon bacteri: E. Coli is a common oxygen requiring, lactose fermenting bacteria found normally in the colon and feces. You want it in your colon, not your urine, b ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A bacterium: Escherichia coli is a bacterium, a gram negative rod, that normally lives in the large intestine and serves to maintain normal floara in the colon. H ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: I assume you are referring to the culture of some type of secretion or wound. This means that there are many gram negative bacilli of the species e. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None: There are no beneficial functions of enteropathogenic E coli. It can cause severe diarrhea.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many infections: E coli causes infections in many sites, urinary infection being a common one. It can also cause generalized infections and produce toxins that affect ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Escherichia coli: Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear inf ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: With proper treatment urine will clear up in 5-10 days.
A member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are not the same thing, but they are both gram negative, rod shaped bacterium in the enterobacter family.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Needs treatment: With proper treatment it will clear up in 5-10 days.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Neonatal: E. Coli is generally acquired by the trip through the birth canal.

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