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Culture.: Bacteroides is just one of many anaerobes - organisms that thrive without oxygen. Anaerobic infections are often treated empirically because anaerobes are hard to isolate and patterns of infection are largely predictable and often polymicrobic. Best test is to get expert eyes to look at the infection and determine if it could be anaerobic. ...Read more
Is bacteroides fragilis considered a regular bacteria that can get anyone, or an opportunistic pathogen?
Somewhere in between: B fragilis is somewhat rare among gut flora- namely the bacteria that usually live in the gut, often less than 1% of the total types of bacteria. It is not opportunistic in the sense that it needs HIV or chemotherapy to do its work, but does need to take advantage of another injury or infection, such as an anal burn, an abcess or an intestinal rupture to cause serious infections. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?
I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months, test detected d.fragilis but how does that explain the weight loss? I haven't been eating much also. It's horrible
D fragilis: D fragilis can cause problems but not often. That said, losing 15 pounds in 2 months (assuming you have not wanted to lose that weight), strongly suggests you go back to your doctor and work out what the cause(s) of your weight loss might be. Please keep me informed. PS: I left Sydney in 1974 and have been a doctor in Michigan since 1976. Many trips back to Sydney, each time very enjoyable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed dientamoeba fragilis and was given fraygl for 10/days. Symptoms returned. Could this amoeba survived. What other meds options avail?
Can I still eat sweets such as chocolate and cakes whilst taking flagyl for d.fragilis? If so do I have to wait between doses before consuming sweets?
Not a good idea: From the point of view of the antibiotic, yes you can have sweets and cake. From the point of view that the Flagyl is treating an infection, it is best not to take sweets when you have an infection. It would be OK to take occasional sweets or chocolate. If Diabetic take none. ...Read more
See below: Dientamebiasis infection is treated with paromomycin 10 mg./kg. By mouth 3 times a day for 7 days. Alternative treatments are iodoquinol 650 mg. 3 times a day for 20 days, tetracycline 500 mg. 4 times a day for 10 days or metronadizole(flagyl) 500-750 mg. 3 times a day for 10 days. Good luck. ...Read more
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