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Diseases Caused By Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia
How long should it take for Levoflaxin to kick in for Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia In the sinuses? I've been taking it 4 days.
5 days.: Sinus infections are tough to treat because the blood supply to the sinuses is poor (the arteries are small). It may take 5 days of antibiotics before you start to see some change in the color of the mucus. If no change at all, call your doc If you are only 50% better by the time you finish the antibiotic, it means it's working, but you need a second course to kill all the rest of the germs. ...Read more
Why did a sinus culture test positive for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Serratia marcescens
but no white cells?
Commensals: Without white cells on a smear, very likely these are harmless microbes that just happened to be living there. ...Read more
Could plaquenil for UCTD make me susceptible to Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in two sinus cultures?
Maybe but less likel: Plaquenil is an immunomodulator and can certainly increase the chance for certain infections. I don't think it is a very significant amount of increase though. On the other hand, Stenotrophomonas tend to be seen in individuals that have had recurrent exposure to different antibiotics. I would guess you might have had recurrent sinusitis (or other infections) where you were treated with abx. ...Read more
Can you tell me in my wound: e. coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, achromobacterbe considered hospital acquired infections?
Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter baumannii is usually only seen in very ill patient in medical settings. ...Read more
A total of 8 different organisms in my wound: e. Coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, are these hospital acquired infections?
Yes.: They can all be hospital acquired infections. ...Read more
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any single disease or condition that can cause very bad reactions to a lot of medications? These bad reactions were not present in the past but started over time. Bad reactions started even to the same medications used in the past, previously wel
Psychological issues: Psychological issues are commonly underneath it all but there is a condition of multiple drug sensitivities. If some of your reactions are to critical medications you could see an allergist to determine if some form of desensitization is worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really "disease": Some psychotropic medications -- especially antipsychotics -- can cause movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonian-like syndromes. These may be permanent, even after stopping the medication. Some, like zyprexa and seroquel especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more
What causes the scheuermann's disease? My uncle, my grandfather has it and now I have it. Is it iherited ? Or how does it occur ?
Not known for sure: Scheuermann juvenile kyphosis or Scheuermann disease is most frequent cause of kyphosis in adolescence. However, natural history and genetic basis is still unknown. Reports of identical radiological changes in monozygotic twins, siblings, and transmission over three generations suggest underlying heritability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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