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Biomerieux Blood Culture Media Shortage
history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more
X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli.
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?
Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more
Can platelet count of 482 be caused by "bad" sinus infection (found on brain mri) and seasonal hayfever? Haem-.374, rcc-4.39, hameoglobin-12.5, mcv-85, mch-29.2, (iron-12, ferritin-30, %sat-17.7 in dec)
Maybe: That platelet count is very slightly high. It could certanly be due to the inflammation associate with a bad sinus infection. Or it could be where you normally run--it is not so high that on it's own I would be concerned. However, if it goes higher or if you ever have problems bleeding or clotting, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.
Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?
Are indiscriminate IV antibiotics used to suppress the establishment of septicemia through blood culture?
Hopefully not: One would think that your ICU physician might use targeted therapy or broad spectrum therapy, rather than indiscriminate treatment. ...Read more
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
Prostatits Diag: Staph Haemolyticus & Strep Anginosus found in low amount of semen (1+). No WBC's. Need antibiotic meds? Can I naturally decolonize?
Yes: It would be prudent to get on a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
i'm age of 25 female
in my urine report
micra albumin is 200mgs/l
serum antinuclear antibody test 1:100 digestive is +ve?
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?
Kleb pneumoniae found - urine of parkinson patient.Neuro dr.Referred to uro & id.But senstive drugs are renal & neuro toxic.Will nephrologist solve it
UTI: Klebsiella UTI can be serious. Klebsiella is often sensitive to cephalosporin antibiotics, which are safe for kidneys and brains. Advanced penicillin derivatives also are generally safe for both organs. ID expert is best advisor. Avoid gentamicin or tobramycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants.What does this mean to me?
Blood test showed high white blood cells (12.7), Neutrophils at 11.4 (89%). Severe, chronic hip/joint paint, vision/hearing loss, tachycardia, help??
5 problems: You've mentioned 5 problems. Unlikely that a single diagnosis is going to tie them all up into one, single, neat package. You need a complete evaluation. If persistent, some of your symptoms are potentially serious. I urge you to make an appointment and be seen soon. ...Read more
pus cell 20-25
uretheral discharge specimen
culture. No growth of pathogenic bacteria
bacterial count.9, 000 ml
is this normally?
UTI: It sounds like there is an infection even if the culture is negative and colony count low. It may be partially treated and continued antibiotic coverage necessary. If symptoms don't improve revaluation with repeat urinalysis and culture as well as an imaging study may be needed to evaluate your kidneys. ...Read more
Low white blood cell count (transfusions required), pelvic infection (no response to antibiotic) Doc suspects autoimmune but stumped. Ideas?
Not autoimmune: rather could be immunodeficiency, and the low white cell count?can be due to several causes. Immunodeficiency, can be primary or secondary, the latter could be your case, again for a multitude of reasons, overwhelming infection, certain drugs that suppress the immune system, certain viral infections, superbugs, and others. You may need a combination of IV antibiotics and a team approach, good luck ...Read more