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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Gram Stain (Definition)

The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more


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What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an e. Coli UTI with the strain of lactose-fermenting gram negative. Do i need to avoid eating dairy products? Thank you!

I've been diagnosed with an e. Coli UTI with the strain of lactose-fermenting gram negative. Do i need to avoid eating dairy products? Thank you!

No.: Lactose fermenting simply means this type of bacteria (e coli) is able to break down milk sugar (lactose). Dairy products will not play a role in causing utis. So no need to stop having milk with your cereal and coffee! ...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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What temperature does e. Coli survive?

Depends on serotype: Different serotypes of e.Coli survive and grow at different temperatures, usually 44.5 c. For additional details please see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc267801/pdf/jcm00052-0174.Pdf. ...Read more

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How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

See your doctor: We all have e coli in our bodies. Where is the infection? How do you know you have e coli infection? If you have e coli infection, it is not an issue for self treatment, please see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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