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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

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Define e coli and urinary tract infection?

UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex. ...Read more

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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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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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What are shiga toxin-producing e. Coli?

What are shiga toxin-producing e. Coli?

Dangerous bacteria: Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are bacteria found in various livestock (cows, swine, etc) which can lead to dangerous food borne illness.Recent outbreaks in Europe are due to a specific type of STEC called strain 0104:h4. In the USA E. coli o157:h7 is a more common strain.Each produces a toxin (shiga) which can disrupt colon cells causing bloody diarrhea or destroy kidney cells & lead to HUS. ...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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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensitive and which will reach the site of infection effectively. Sepsis is the body's reaction to infection and may require supportive care beyond the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is esbl e coli?

What is esbl e coli?

Drug resistant bug: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (esbl)--producing escherichia coli are more dangerous than other e coli and cause more serious infections. ...Read more

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Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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How bad is a 60 000 ufc/ml e coli urinary tract infection?

Can't tell: The number of colonies seen in the culture does not have much significance. The important thing is whether symptoms have improved or not. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A type of bacteria: This is the most common bacteria associated with urinary tract infections. Studies found that cranberry worked as well as antibiotics when the urinary tract infection was caused by e. Coli. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A bacterium: Escherichia coli is a bacterium, a gram negative rod, that normally lives in the large intestine and serves to maintain normal floara in the colon. However, it also causes infections in many organs, most commonly in the urinary tract. It is commonly used in research and has been modified to perform special functions. ...Read more

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How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

This is the cut off: Point for a bacterial growth from the urine sample to be clinically significant . However, it does not have any relevance as far as severity or prognosis ...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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Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

No, not really: EAEC are a group of E. COLI that can cause diarrhea but generally are not invasive outside the gi tract ...Read more

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I wanted to know is balantidium coli resistant to antibiotics?

I wanted to know is balantidium coli resistant to antibiotics?

Unlikely: Balantidium coli responds to antimicrobial therapy such as tetracycline and metronidazole, and there have been no reports of resistance to the drugs of choice. However, data is very limited on this protozoa ...Read more

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Burning sensation in urinating after having sex with my grlfrnd. She is having balantidium coli, is there any prblm. We had unprotected sex.

Burning sensation in urinating after having sex with my grlfrnd. She is having balantidium coli, is there any prblm. We had unprotected sex.

Need for evaluation: Burning on urination is an indication of urethritis. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. Preferably both you and your girlfriend should see the doctor to be tested for infection and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How much time is a person infected with balantidium?

How much time is a person infected with balantidium?

Balantidium: Balantidium coli is a parasite of pigs that can be transmitted to humans by consumption of contaminated food or water. Travel to a developing country is considered a risk. Usually it's only a few days after exposure that symptoms can develop. Depending on the patient, symptoms may last some time. Try looking at this resource - http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/msds15e-eng.php ...Read more

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How do you cure e.coli?

How do you cure e.coli?

Unclear question: E coli is a bacterium and does not need treatment from us. It is present in the environment, including drinking water and is present in large numbers in the colon. If you could clarify your question, it may be feasible to provide a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Can e coli live on surfaces?

On wet surface: E coli is present almost every where in the environment including tap water. ...Read more

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Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

E. coli strains: Most E. coli are normal bowel inhabitants. But some, particularly those with the serotype OH157, are capable of producing a shiga toxin that is similar to that produced by bowel pathogens. But DH5a is not one of these toxin-producing strains, and is more commonly used as a laboratory strain for studying expression of genetic characteristics following cloning experiments. ...Read more

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What does e.Coli need to thrive?

E. coli: Needs an environment in which there is access to organic materials it can metabolize, at a temperature favorable to it, and at a neutral or slightly alkaline ph. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Not usually: E coli is present in the environment, including tap water and it usually is not transmitted from one person to an other. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli contagious?

The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

A type of bacteria: This is the most common bacteria associated with urinary tract infections. Studies found that cranberry worked as well as antibiotics when the urinary tract infection was caused by e. Coli. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

A bacterium: Escherichia coli is a bacterium, a gram negative rod, that normally lives in the large intestine and serves to maintain normal floara in the colon. However, it also causes infections in many organs, most commonly in the urinary tract. It is commonly used in research and has been modified to perform special functions. ...Read more

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What is a melanosis coli?

What is a melanosis coli?

Coloration of colon: The inside lining of the colon can become darkened oftentimes from laxative use but it is a benign finding seen on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What is e coli in water from?

What is e coli in water from?

Misdirected sewage: E coli is an inhabitant of the colon and is involved in digestion. It is easily dealt with in modern sewage treatment. If it gets loose into the soil or water supply, then it can become a hazard. It gets there from badly designed or old sewage systems or sometimes from septic systems too close to wells, and other water sources. ...Read more

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How do babies contract e coli?

How do babies contract e coli?

E coli are every: Where. E coli are part of our enviornment and are present in many foods and tap water. ...Read more

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Can e. Coli lead to dehydration?

Can e. Coli lead to dehydration?

Possibly: So if you have a diarrheal infection with e. Coli you can definitely get dehydrated. ...Read more

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How to kill E. Coli in the body?

How to kill E. Coli in the body?

Supportive care: Generally symptoms of a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection last about a week and resolve without any long-term problems. Aside from supportive care including hydration and nutrition, there is no specific therapy for E. coli infections. Best of luck with your health. I am available on HealthTap to consult with you further about your health! ...Read more

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Can e coli be passed by oral sex?

Can e coli be passed by oral sex?

But....: Oral sex can transmit e.Coli to the urethra of a woman after touching nether parts contaminated with e.Coli and give a uti! ...Read more

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How do you get e-coli in your urine?

How do you get e-coli in your urine?

Travel up urethra: E. Coli species are the most common bowel bacteria and are invariably present on the perineal skin, no matter how well you wipe. They will be present in any urine temporarily trapped behind the labia and get "sucked" up the urethra during terminal muscle contractions at end of voiding. E. Coli around the urethral opening can be pushed up the urethra during sex. Hence advice to urinate after sex. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli possibly a fatal disease?

Depends: E. Coli can cause a wide variety of diseases, from kidney or bladder infections to acute GI disease, to sepsis from a variety of sources. This will determine whether it is possibly fatal. Suspect you are asking about traveller's diarrhea. This is usually self-limiting, but certain strains of e. Coli can produce life-threatening disease, particularly if patients are treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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