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what is the cause and treatment of e coli sepsis

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bacteremia: Any bacteria that gets into the bloodstream can cause septic shock.
Dr. Fernando Torres
26 years experience Pulmonology
Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Maybe: E. Coli in a man's urine is most often a sign of incomplete bladder emptying. This may lead to epididymitis from increased back pressure along the vas ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mistaken: E coli can produce fatal sepsis and or fatal meningoencephalitis. It can also trigger a toxic reaction that shuts down the kidneys (hemolytic uremic s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus. Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibio ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sensitivity: The number will tell you if aztreonam, an intravenously administered antimicrobial, would work
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Ceftriaxone and Ofloxacin can be used together for e. Coli , and are safe to take together.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: For illness caused by e. Coli o157:h7, no current treatments can cure the infection, relieve symptoms or prevent complications. For most people, the b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...information you don't provide. E coli rarely causes vaginal infection and usually doesn't need any antibiotic. However, E coli in the vagina can pr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination o ... Read More

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