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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Proteus Mirabilis

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What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

Correct: Proteus is normal body flora that just somehow overgrew. The same is true of other urinary tract infections. Vigorous sexual activity increases the risk for a woman to get a bacterial urinary tract infection, but the partner need not be treated. ...Read more

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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can proteus mirabilis tramitted? What are the ways it can be transmitted or transfer?

How can proteus mirabilis tramitted? What are the ways it can be transmitted or transfer?

Contact: Proteus can be transmitted like many bacteria by human to human contact. Proteus is normal in your gut. Good hygiene including frequent hand washing is key. Male sure to disinfect your computer keyboard. ...Read more

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Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? And in what cases it becomes resistant??

Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? And in what cases it becomes resistant??

Yes: Some bacteria, (fortunately not all), including P. Mirabilis, can become resistant to any antibiotic which it was previously sensitive to. This usually happens when the bacteria has been exposed to that antibiotic ( or a similar antibiotic from the same group) on a number of occasions and it develops a mechanism to evade the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is amoxcillin a good treatment for proteus mirabilis?

Is amoxcillin a good treatment for proteus mirabilis?

Proteus mirabilis: I am assuming you have UTI with this organism. If so, Amoxicillin may be quite effective, assuming the strain you have is sensitive. Of greater concern is the fact that this bug is often present more often in complicated utis and perhaps this should be discussed with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

Yes, no, or maybe: Depends on how one looks at the words. Sexual contact is a type of human contact, so anything that can be transmitted by human contact obviously can be transmitted by sexual contact. However, doctors usually only say the typical std's (sti's, sexually transmitted infections) are transmitted sexually. Chicken pox can go from person to person while they have sex, but it's "not sexually transmitted". ...Read more

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How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

How common is an infection from  proteus mirabilis?

Common: Proteus mirabilis is often found as a cause of urinary tract infection. Because the bug produces a urease enzyme, the urea in the urine is metabolized into ammonia. This will make the ph of the urine alkaline and can be associated with urinary tract calculi (stones). ...Read more

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What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

Normal.: Proteus Mirabilis is a normal part of the human gastrointestinal bacterial flora. No worries. ...Read more

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What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

Spreader: This motile bacteria will spread out across the surface of an agar plate and often obliterate the growth of other organisms which may be present. It ferments lactose and produces urease, releasing ammonia which make the area alkaline. If this happens in the urine due to infection it can result in kidney stones. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get with the bacteria proteus mirabilis in men and women?

What symptoms do you get with the bacteria proteus mirabilis in men and women?

Proteus mirabilis: This is a potential cause of urinary tract infection, or if you have spillage of fecal contents into the peritoneum from a bowel perforation it may be part of the polymicrobial flora. There is nothing specific about the symptoms due to this gram-negative bacillus, one of the enterobacteriaceae. ...Read more