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Could methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(mrsa) be deadly?

Could methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus(mrsa) be deadly?

Yes it can be: It can be deadly if not treated properly and it spreads in the blood stream and in immunocompromised patients as well. ...Read more

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Bacterium (Definition)

Any of a domain (bacteria) of prokaryotic round, spiral, or rod-shaped single-celled microorganisms that may lack cell walls or are gram-positive or gram-negative if they have cell walls, that are often aggregated into colonies or motile by means of flagella, that typically live in soil, water, organic matter, or the bodies ...Read more


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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or will cause staph aureus infection. ...Read more

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What is methicillin resistant staph?

What is methicillin resistant staph?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?

Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read more

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Is staphylococuss lugdunensis contagious?

Is staphylococuss lugdunensis contagious?

Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some people, especially if there is a break in the skin or it gets into the blood.. It is very easily treated. Any skin germ can be transferred to another person. But it may not cause disease unless it also gets into the bleed or through the skin. . ...Read more

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Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read more

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Can staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage?

Can staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage?

Rarely.: Many pathogens (bacteria, viruses) can affect the pregnancy; s. Aureus can cause an ascending intrauterine infection and miscarriage in rare circumstances. ...Read more

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Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more

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What is bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

What is  bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

Streptomyces: Streptomyces aureofaciens is in the Streptomyces species of bacteria. It is using in making tetracycline antibiotics ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Some labs do not : Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women. ...Read more

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What Is staph Aureus oxacillin sensitive ?

What Is staph Aureus  oxacillin sensitive ?

Antibiotics: Staphylococcal Aureus is a type of gram positive bacteria that is capable of causing infection. Being sensitive means that Oxacillin, a type of antibiotic will kill this particular type of Staph. It is possible that some forms of Staphylococci are "resistant" to oxacillin. ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read more

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Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a staph infection?

Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits. ...Read more

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How can you get staphyloccocus aureus?

How can you get staphyloccocus aureus?

Is everywhere: The bacteria is a natural "inhabitant" of the skin. Sometimes it overgrows (for lack of hygiene, decrease in the natural defense of the body, or having a more agressive mutation of the bacteria) and it produces infection. Most commonly these infections are in the skin but it can affect almost every organ (bone, heart, blood infections, ect). ...Read more

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Can our body kill staphyloccocus aureus?

Of course!: Our immune systems are designed to fight off most infections, including s. Aureus. This is a very common bacterium on our skin and is generally kept in check by our immune systems. ...Read more

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Can staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage?

Rarely.: Many pathogens (bacteria, viruses) can affect the pregnancy; s. Aureus can cause an ascending intrauterine infection and miscarriage in rare circumstances. ...Read more

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Could staphyloccocus aureus curse miscarriage or delay menses?

Infections: Infections can cause miscarriage. Unless someone is really sick from the infection it would not delay a period. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacterium?

What is the definition or description of: bacterium?

See below: Any of a domain (bacteria) of prokaryotic round, spiral, or rod-shaped single-celled microorganisms that may lack cell walls or are gram-positive or gram-negative if they have cell walls, that are often aggregated into colonies or motile by means of flagella, that typically live in soil, water, organic matter, or the bodies of plants and animals. ...Read more

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How is the bacterium enterococcus gallinarum treated?

How is the bacterium enterococcus gallinarum treated?

It depends...: ...on antibiotic sensitivity, which is determined by laboratory tests separately for every individual infection. E. gallinarum tends to be resistant to many common antibiotics, including vancomycin, often used for serious infections, but usually can be treated with linazolid or daptomycin. Nitrofurantoin works well, but only for mild urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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If only some ribosomes of bacterium is inhibited and it remains alive, can it consume and absorb more resources than before inhibition, to recover?

If only some ribosomes of bacterium is inhibited and it remains alive, can it consume and absorb more resources than before inhibition, to recover?

Bacterial infection: If an antibiotic which inhibits ribosomes only is partially effective, and bacteria remain alive, the remaining surviving bacteria (those who were resistant to the antibiotic) will replicate and can result in a large population of bacteria who now are resistant to that antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum?

What is the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum?

Bacteria: It is a bacteria that is causing syphilis. A very serious disease because if not treated will affect all your internal organs including nervous system, it is very easy to treat with penicilin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some characteristics of bacterium ?

Bacterium: yes but only have 400 characters Go to wikipedia. 1. They are small 2. They can kill you. 3. They can heal you. 4. Some need very specific conditions to grow. ...Read more

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How does a bacterium divide? How often would a typical bacterium divide in, say, 24 hours?

How does a bacterium divide? How often would a typical bacterium divide in, say, 24 hours?

Varies by germ: Germ division is similar to normal human cell division.Some germs can divide within a few minutes while others may take months. Common skin infection germs like strep are fast.Tuberculosis germs are very slow (weeks to month). Rate of division is one of the main reasons longer term antibiotic use is needed for germs like TB. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a virus and bacterium?

What is the difference between a virus and bacterium?

Both Cause Infection: Most infections are caused by either virus or bacteria. Viral infections are more common, often self-limited and do not require antibiotic therapy. Many are even more contagious than many bacterial infections. Bacterial infections sometimes require antibiotic therapy and can also be contagious. Physicians many times seek source of infection to avoid antibiotic overuse-which can lead to resistance. ...Read more

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In most cases, is cystitis caused by the bacterium e. Coli?

Yes: The bacterium is all over the place, including the nearby anus, and the questions is always, "why did the e. Coli gain a foothold?" anything from a stone, a malformation, not drinking water, being unaccustomed to sex, a jackass boss making you hold it. Prostate disease -- try to find the true cause that let the infection get started. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could find out if these bacterium are aerobic or anaerobic?

Can you tell me how I could find out if these bacterium are aerobic or anaerobic?

Culture: Usually the location and nature of the infection suggests the aerobic / anaerobic nature. In the event of uncertainty a culture is generally indicated. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and after whom is it named?

What is the name of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and after whom is it named?

See details.: The organism is borrelia burgdorferi which is a spirokete and a bacteria. It was named for the person who discovered it. ...Read more

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What happens if someone gave you a sealed vial containing a yersinia pestis bacterium, what would you do with it?

What happens if someone gave you a sealed vial containing a yersinia pestis bacterium, what would you do with it?

I think I would: contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so that they could assist with safely disposing of it. ...Read more