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how can proteus mirabilis tramitted? what are the ways it can be transmitted or transfer?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Contact: Proteus can be transmitted like many bacteria by human to human contact. Proteus is normal in your gut. Good hygiene including frequent hand washing is key. Male sure to disinfect your computer keyboard.
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
Palliative Care 43 years experience
Motile bacteria.: Proteus is another cause of urinary tract inf, especially in the setting of indwelling urinary catheter, and hospital- acquired infections. Occasionally causes pneumonia, sinusitis, abdominal abscesses, wound and soft tissue inf, bone inf and gallbldder inf. Portal of entry is urinary tract and gets in to blood stream and spreads.

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Decatur, GA
A 20-year-old female asked:

A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, no, or maybe: Depends on how one looks at the words. Sexual contact is a type of human contact, so anything that can be transmitted by human contact obviously can be transmitted by sexual contact. However, doctors usually only say the typical std's (sti's, sexually transmitted infections) are transmitted sexually. Chicken pox can go from person to person while they have sex, but it's "not sexually transmitted".
Lebanon
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? And in what cases it becomes resistant??

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: Some bacteria, (fortunately not all), including P. Mirabilis, can become resistant to any antibiotic which it was previously sensitive to. This usually happens when the bacteria has been exposed to that antibiotic ( or a similar antibiotic from the same group) on a number of occasions and it develops a mechanism to evade the effect of the antibiotics.

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