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Diseases Caused By Klebsiella Oxytoca
Klebsiella pneumonia: It can be transmitted from person to person contact. It usually doesn’t occur in people who are healthy overall. In medical settings people who have indwelling intravenous lines, who are on ventilators or who have taken certain antibiotics over a long period may have increased risk. ...Read more
Varies: This varies depending on the sensitivity result which is usually given whenever the culture is done. Whatever medication the organism is sensitive to, is what should be used for treatment ...Read more
I have a rash that won't go away my biopsy said psoriasis, culture said Klebsiella oxytoca. ..it's def not ps. Can kl cause a rash? Is been 1mth. Help
See a dermatologist: You need a skin specialist. Usually you do not need biopsy to diagnose psoriasis. Neither Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nor prednisone are appropriate treatments for psoriasis. Cultures from skin always grow something, so culture of this common bacteria means nothing without clinical correlation. ...Read more
What causes UTI in male teenager? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?
Usually?: Often male UTIs are a marker of an STD, poor personal (/penile) hygiene, or a known anatomic variance that interferes with urinary flow/clearance, or diabetes with poor control (causing sugar in urine). Consider above and address which most likely fits your situation. If UTI recurs, discuss above with Dr, as more testing may be needed. As long as not resistant, trimethoprim OK for klebsiella. ...Read more
Diagnosed with klebsiella bacteria in sperm. Predcribed ciprofloxacin. Will this clear it up? Year of pain in my penis due to this. What causes it?
Klebsiella: This story is strange. Not sure who cultures semen, but this may be a uti, and if it is you need a detailed evaluation by a urologist. Even if you respond to Ciprofloxacin treatment you need further evaluation, because it is very rare for a man to get UTI without some underlying issues, and penis pain just makes it more urgent for you to see someone and get better. ...Read more
Can small, non smelly, clean 'farts' cause UTI if they disperse to vaginal area while seated? Is there harmful bacteria in gas? Had Klebsiella UTI.
No. No.: There are normally stool bacteria in every living person's butt crack, and the nearby skin, from front to back. There are also stool bacteria in every "fart" regardless of what it smells like. These stool bacteria are normally there (they are supposed to be there), and merely being there does not cause UTI's or other infections. Infections are due to other reasons plus bad luck. ...Read more
My throat swab report shows that there is a profuse growth of Klebsiella SP. I am suffering from sore throat disease for more than one month.?
Huge, thick blood pass through urine. Only thick blood was there as no urine. Dr.did kub CT scan, ultasound norml. Kleibsella frm 6 mon. Anal sex is cause?
038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms
038.49 other. ...Read more
I have klebsiella oxytoca and citerbacer freundii in my stool. Are these contagious and how do I treat?
Stop worrying: They're normal body flora for many people. I'd be surprised if your physician has not told you the same thing. ...Read more
Klebsiella oxytoca on scalp from 2 cultures along with enterobacter cloacae, was on antibodiac 6 months, derm said its ok?
Bacteria...: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a specific bacteria that can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It is cultured from the sputum and the lab also reports what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to (ie what antibiotic will kill the organism!). Whether you have bronchitis or pneumonia is determined by your doctor based on clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more
UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI). Whether or not you need treatment depends on symptoms (painful urination, frequency, urgency, etc) and urinalysis (increased white blood cells?). At your age (76) some asymptomatic UTIs don't need treatment. Follow your doctor's advice about it. ...Read more
Uncommon: But possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Indeed, this mucoid lactose fermemter is catalase positive. ...Read more
Semiquantification: Moderate growth, or scant growth or heavy growth, of an organism is a way of quantifying the amount of organisms in a culture. This does not mean that the organism is necessarily relevant as cultures from some sites can reflect colonization. ...Read more
How to differentiate between klebsiella pneumonia and flavobacteria (or novosphingobium) capsulatum?
Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more
Cultures: Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more
If infection suspect: Checking for infection is general you rarely can suspect klebsiella but a culture grows 1 or more bacteria type. It is isolated in another culture and identified under the microscope or by specific chemical tests, small antibiotic discs placed hopefully slow the growth down and the best antibiotic will hopefully be determined. ...Read more
Not good: Iv the specimen was obtained sterile, you have a joint infection. Klebsiella can be drug resistant, but often is not. It is treatable, but you may be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Culture: The ideal test for identifying any specific organism is by a culture. Klebsiella is not generally considered a STI, but irritation of the urethra or particular types of sexual activity can create the conditions that favor an infection of the urinary tract. ...Read more
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more
In uricult found klebsiella-enterobacter spp (small number). What's that? How I got it? How to prevent it? Thank you in advance!
Contaminants?: Uti occurs when bacteria that normally reside in your large intestine enter through the urethra and start multiplying in the bladder. Our defense system is designed to keep such germs out, but sometimes fail, and bacteria take hold and cause a uti. E. Coli accounts for ~80% of utis. Staph, klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus are other bacteria species. Low colony counts often represent contaminants. ...Read more
Polymicrobial: Well. First....all of us likely have those same bacteria somewhere on our bodies too. Your not contagious to anyone. Unless its MRSA and we have that as commensuals too. Recommending antibiotics won't do any good here because I doubt you really have 3 active bacteria causing infection in the same area. Have your GP send you to an infectious disease physician like myself...he'll help out. ...Read more