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Doctor insights on: Bacillus Stearothermophilus

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What does bacillus megaterium cause?

What does bacillus megaterium cause?

Progress: This big microbe doesn't cause disease in people but has been used extensively in sorting out basic biochemical pathways in the past in the labs of scientists. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out-of-date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

Rare to none: Bacillus megaterium is a rod-shaped, gram-positive, endospore forming, aerotolerant species of bacteria used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture. Bacterium is arranged into the streptobacillus form. It is not generally associated with infection, although immunosuppressed persons can become infected with almost anything. ...Read more

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Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Yes: Koch's bacillus is a name for mycobacterim tuberculosis and it can be killed by boiling. Pasteurization, which occurs at temperature below boiling is sufficient to kill it. ...Read more

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The routes of bacillus cereus?

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus: Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well-known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...Read more

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What does bacillus subtilis do? Who does it infect?

What does bacillus subtilis do? Who does it infect?

Soil bacterium: It exists in soil and may infect devitalized tissue that get contaminated with soil.
See this site for info: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Bacillus+subtilis
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

Depends: The signs and symptoms depend on the route of exposure. Please consult this site for info.
http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/symptoms.html ...Read more

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Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Unclear question: Bacillus subtilis is a soil organisam and does not "heat", young or old. How did you determine the age of the bacterium? ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are bacillus anthracis and b. Megaterium both streptobacilli?

See below: Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, a serious disease with high mortality. B megaterium is the largest bacterium but does not cause disease. Both are present in soil. ...Read more

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Got döderlein's bacillus to restore my vaginal flora (daily, 1 vaginal capsule for 10 days). How long till I notice a difference?

Got döderlein's bacillus to restore my vaginal flora (daily, 1 vaginal capsule for 10 days). How long till I notice a difference?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Difference in what? You do not indicate what symptoms are occurring or what else you may be doing to help eliminate them. This anaerobic bacillus converts glycogen in the vagina to lactic acid, which changes the ph (acidity) to help control growth of unwanted bacteria, but you may need other antibiotics to eliminate the cause first, and Metronidazole may be killing the doderlein's bacillus. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Why do you ask?: This is a common bug that grows on the skin and almost never causes problems. If it's food poisoning, antibiotics won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all bacillus bacteria can test positive to catalase?

Wanted to know if all bacillus bacteria can test positive to catalase?

Not at all: Erysipelothrix, lactobacillus, and garnerella are usually catalase-negative just among the common gram-positives. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common human diseases caused by bacteria of the bacillus genus?

Several diseases...: The genus bacillus includes several gram positive spore forming bacterial types. These can cause many forms of infections including but not necessarily limited to "anthrax", gastroenteritis, blood stream infections, and infections of the heart called endocarditis. ...Read more

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Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of an enzyme to break down lactose so that the sugar can be absorbed in the upper intestine. Instead, the undigested lactose passes to the lower intestinal tract where fermentation causes the gas, loose BM etc. Probiotic and prebiotic would not worsen your intolerance. ...Read more

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Can lactic acid bacillus cause hardstool problem in pregnency?

Can lactic acid bacillus cause hardstool problem in pregnency?

Maybe,,,: There's no apparent evidence it does this, but these bacteria are widely used in the food industry, like in dairy products to garden cheeses and to even help things like irritable bowel syndrome, so it might harden stool as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vaginal probiotic capsules (doderlein's bacillus) for maintenance of vaginal health for 7 days, together with oral probiotic capsules?

Is it ok to take vaginal probiotic capsules (doderlein's bacillus) for maintenance of vaginal health for 7 days, together with oral probiotic capsules?

Expect gas/bloating: Would suggest stopping the oral probiotic since the combination may cause you significant bloating. Please note that the use of probiotics remains controversial and while it may help specific individuals it may not help others. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between bacillus cereus, bacillus subtilis, and bacillus licheniformis?

Different species: These are different species in the genus bacillus. Anthrax bacillus is also in the same genus. You may Google each term to learn about their characteristics. ...Read more

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Can I take bacillus clausii instead of lactobacillus to normalize the gut flora?

Can I take bacillus clausii instead of lactobacillus to normalize the gut flora?

Neither: The normal flora of the gut is a combination of hundreds of different bacteria, and taking any one particular strain will not "normalize" the gut flora, it will just change it. Contrary to many sites that promote the use of various probiotic supplements, we are currently only at the beginning of understanding whether probiotics help with anything. Use cautiously! ...Read more

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Left packet of rice open for 3 hours. Heard about raw rice containing Bacillus cereus and multiplying when cooked. Food poisoning risk?

Left packet of rice open for 3 hours. Heard about raw rice containing Bacillus cereus and multiplying when cooked. Food poisoning risk?

Possible: Fried rice is an important cause of emetic-type food poisoning associated with B. cereus in the United States. The organism is frequently present in uncooked rice, and heat-resistant spores may survive cooking. Cooked rice subsequently at room temperature can allow vegetative forms to multiply, and the heat-stable toxin that is produced can survive brief heating such as stir frying. ...Read more

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What infectious disease could a patient have if bacillus cereus are present?

What infectious disease could a patient have if bacillus cereus are present?

Food poisoning: Bacillus cereus causes food poisoning. It often presents with the "fried rice syndrome": a bout of vomiting after eating improperly cooked, refrigerated, or reheated rice. It can also cause diarrhea. It gets better on its own. ...Read more

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I got gram stain from penile discharge recently and below are my results. Can somebody tell me what they mean? Rare puss cells Rare gram + bacillus

I got gram stain from penile discharge recently and below are my results. Can somebody tell me what they mean? 

Rare puss cells
Rare gram + bacillus

Need more info: Why was the test done? Who ordered the test? If you have concern about STD, get tested for these diseases, in consultation with your doctor.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I already had Bacillus vaginalis flora, and my doctor said Trichomonas? He gave me therapy few months ago. Now i have pain in lower stomache and nause.

I already had Bacillus vaginalis flora, and my doctor said Trichomonas? He gave me therapy few months ago. Now i have pain in lower stomache and nause.

More testing: Since trich is a sexually transmitted disease it would be advisable that you be tested for other STDs. This could also be a urinary tract infection but testing is necessary to make a diagnosis and treat your problem. See your doctor or urgent care ASAP. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Loose stools for 3 days. 10-12 visits daily. Doctor prescribed Bacillus clausii, im on my 2nd day. So far no improvement. What should my next step be?

Loose stools for 3 days. 10-12 visits daily. Doctor prescribed Bacillus clausii, im on my 2nd day. So far no improvement. What should my next step be?

Time...: Under most circumstances, there is no treatment to "cure" diarrhea — it needs to run its course and that can take time. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes to keep up with your bodies losses. Avoid sugary juices — they will only make it worse. Milk can also be a problem because with inflammation of the intestines you may have a temporary lactase deficiency. If bloody/painful seek reeval ...Read more

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Can I face acidity problem, when I use lactic acid bacillus capsules? I am an ibs patient ...

Can I face acidity problem, when I use lactic acid bacillus capsules? I am an ibs patient ...

No: Probiotics won't help with acidity. Where is your acidity problem? In your stomach as in acid reflux? ...Read more