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aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Aerobic means it grows in oxygen. Anaerobic means the bacteria grow in the absence of oxygen. Whether bacteria are aerobic or anaerobic does not determine how hard those bacteria are to treat. That is determined by whether we have readily available antibiotics capable of killing them.
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
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