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What is esbl e coli?

What is esbl e coli?

ESBL stands for...: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase and organisms that produce it are more resistant to antimicrobials but do not necessarily produce more serious infections. However, since these bugs tend to be acquired in hospitals (but not always), the people who get them are likely more debilitated. We do have antimicrobials like the carbapenem class to treat them but there are bacteria that are resistant too. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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What color is e.Coli?

What color is e.Coli?

See the picture : E coli are microscopic organisms and as such are not visible to naked eye. The colonies of e coli are tan in color as shown in the attache picture. ...Read more

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How do you cure e.coli?

How do you cure e.coli?

Unclear question: E coli is a bacterium and does not need treatment from us. It is present in the environment, including drinking water and is present in large numbers in the colon. If you could clarify your question, it may be feasible to provide a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Depends: E coli are normal part of the colonic bacterial flora and this relation is mutually beneficial. Some strains of e. Coli are pathogenic and are bad. ...Read more

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What is e coli and symptoms?

What is e coli and symptoms?

It is a bacteria: If present in urine can cause utiand pain burning is symptom. ...Read more

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Can you get e coli from sex?

Can you get e coli from sex?

E. coli: Need more info. Where would the e.Coi be located? What sort of infection are you referring to? ...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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What happens if you get e coli?

What happens if you get e coli?

It may or may not: cause an issue because e coli is already in our guts. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/e-coli/basics/definition/con-20032105) ...Read more

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Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

E. coli strains: Most E. coli are normal bowel inhabitants. But some, particularly those with the serotype OH157, are capable of producing a shiga toxin that is similar to that produced by bowel pathogens. But DH5a is not one of these toxin-producing strains, and is more commonly used as a laboratory strain for studying expression of genetic characteristics following cloning experiments. ...Read more