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Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. coli?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus. Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic still in common use today to treat many types of infections. E.Coli are bacteria that are a normal part of the bacterial flora of all mammals including man. Shiga toxin producing e. Coli from cattle cause bloody diarrhea and hus.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

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Dr. Robert Roaney
62 years experience
Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon. , .
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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