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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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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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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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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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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

Yes and no: It is not likely contagious but if you have a GI infection with e. Coli and somehow it can spread via fecal-orally then you might be susceptible and then it would be contagious. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Vaginal odor: There are several common reasons for vaginal odors and without seeing you and the vaginal secretions it cannot be assessed effectively. See a gynecologist and get this appropriately addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could an e coli infection kill you?

Could an e coli infection kill you?

It can: Any infection if it is not controlled can lead to sever illness leading to death. Most often times bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the causes of e coli uti?

What are the causes of e coli uti?

Bowel to bladder: Significant amount of stool consists of e. Coli bacteria, & thus skin in perineal area is not unusually colonisd by bowel e. Coli. There is very little disnance from anus to urethral opening in women, & women's urethras avery short, so it is very easy e. Coli bacteria to reach the bladder. Most women secrete vaginal immunoglobulins which can be bacteriocidal, & one reason why most women r UTI free. ...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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Does silver help in killing salmonella or e coli from food?

In vitro, yes but...: In vivo, it would render your fish dish unpalatable and rather expensive. Since silver ions (single free-form silver) produce free radicles that can kill bacteria(the process can be done in a petri dish), it would mean impregnating and infusing your fish with silver- yuck. ...Read more

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Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Salpingitis: Yes, scarring of the fallopian tubes can occur with any form of inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more