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Doctor insights on: Bacillus Phage G Virus

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Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Can a e. Coli colony contain flu viruses or other viruses inside the bacteria?

Can a e. Coli colony contain flu viruses or other viruses inside the bacteria?

Not exactly: You're right to prompt the question, in that bacteria can be made more virulent by uptake of "signals" from a bacteriophage. Also, an e.Coli infection does not preclude a superimposed or secondary viral illness--which together compromises the host patient more than a single infection might. However, flu viruses can not live within e.Coli. ...Read more

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Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections:  h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Most do.: Although there are e. Coli that are resistant to all penicillin-type antimicrobials, these exist mostly in hospitals. Without the antimicrobial pressure in the health care setting, most e. Coli are quite sensitive to most penicillins even ampicillin. Even though penicillin itself is not very useful for e. Coli, really high doses in the "old days" worked. ...Read more

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Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. >100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species. 20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. What's it mean?

Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. 
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. 
What's it mean?

Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read more

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5 chronic skin ulcer 2 cultures gram- ancintobacter anaerobic taken PO doxy,Cef,Kef,Clinda,Amox,Cipr no immune diseases, why cant the bacteria die?

5 chronic skin ulcer 2 cultures gram- ancintobacter anaerobic taken PO doxy,Cef,Kef,Clinda,Amox,Cipr no immune diseases, why cant the bacteria die?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. First define why you have skin ulcers. Where? How long? etc. It is NEVER a simple question of which bacteria and which antibiotics. MOST skin ulcers should not be treated with antibiotics at all. I suspect you are being treated by someone who should refer you to a more knowledgable DR. ...Read more

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Some vaccines contain saccharomyces cerivisiae. Could they cause u 2 form anti-saccharomyces cerivisiae antibodies, thus inducing Crohn's disease?

Some vaccines contain saccharomyces cerivisiae.  Could they cause u 2 form anti-saccharomyces cerivisiae antibodies, thus inducing Crohn's disease?

Probably not.: First of all, most vaccines don't go anywhere near the yeast, only recombinant vaccines use it. Secondly, the vaccines are purified , and the amounts of actual saccharomyces in the vaccine are very small, compared to the relatively huge amounts of the yeast in the bowel. So the likelihood of this being a problem is tiny. ...Read more

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Which type of cells does ebola virus infect?

Which type of cells does ebola virus infect?

Several types...: Ebola virus is the cause of a very serious form of hemorrhagic febrile illness that has a very high mortality rate. Ebola virus can infect several types of human cells. One of the most important of these is human lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

The history.: See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/1/99-0104_article

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results:  10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae)	AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10,000 ...Read more

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Which viruses and/or bacteria, if any, are known to affect and/or mutate the vdr gene ( vitamin d receptor gene)?

Which viruses and/or bacteria, if any, are known to affect and/or mutate the vdr gene ( vitamin d receptor gene)?

Deficiencies in gene: Due 2 infection are unlikely the cause of poor vit d function, it's usually vit d deficiency, lack of sunlight. Not sure, it's low probability. Other symptoms may get relief if u sleep better at night w/better daytime energy. It's not hard with the proper meds. I bet your memory due 2 anxiety/ mood issue. The meds can b tailored to help pain, must sleep for pain control. Private for med review? ...Read more

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Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Clostridium difficile toxin b gene present
clostridium dificile antigen presen. Would u no how severe the c diff is?

Have diarrhea or no?: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes diarrhea w/pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Treatment, & confirmation of post-treatment eradication, is recommended. ...Read more

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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can viruses and/or bacteria cause mutation(s) in human genes? If so, do stem cells correct the mutations after the viral/bacterial infection is gone?

Can viruses and/or bacteria cause mutation(s) in human genes?  If so, do stem cells correct the mutations after the viral/bacterial infection is gone?

Too complex: Cannot possibly begin to answer this question in the space of 400 characters. You need to discuss this face to face with somebody who specializes in the field. ...Read more

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Is Mycobacterium Chelonae contagious from human to human?

Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/ ...Read more

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Hsv type1 IgG antibdy=0.41, HSV type2 IgG antibdy= 0.41 is this means negative? Helicobactef pylori =3.91, is this transmitted disease too?

Hsv type1 IgG antibdy=0.41, HSV type2 IgG antibdy= 0.41 is this means negative? Helicobactef pylori =3.91, is this transmitted disease too?

Serologies: Am not familiar with the lab values that you are using. Each laboratory may put out differing results depending upon the test they use. Almost everybody (>93%) has hsv in their body. H. Pylori, if you have it, can be easily treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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