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E Coli Pathogenicity Study
I want to do real sample study for e.Coli o157:h7 detection. Do you think urine sample of infected people will have e.Coli o157:h7?
Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius. Is this abnormal/problematic?
No: Assuming you are not symptomatic, these bacterial organisms are considered part of the normal gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. Strep salivarius lives in the mouth whereas E. coli lives in the intestines. In only very rare instances does this strep cause illness. The type of E. Coli mentioned causes UTIs since the urinary and GI tracts are so close ...Read more
Most do.: Although there are e. Coli that are resistant to all penicillin-type antimicrobials, these exist mostly in hospitals. Without the antimicrobial pressure in the health care setting, most e. Coli are quite sensitive to most penicillins even ampicillin. Even though penicillin itself is not very useful for e. Coli, really high doses in the "old days" worked. ...Read more
UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more
Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora.
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora.
What's it mean?
Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dangerous bacteria: Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are bacteria found in various livestock (cows, swine, etc) which can lead to dangerous food borne illness.Recent outbreaks in Europe are due to a specific type of STEC called strain 0104:h4. In the USA E. coli o157:h7 is a more common strain.Each produces a toxin (shiga) which can disrupt colon cells causing bloody diarrhea or destroy kidney cells & lead to HUS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
E. coli.: These are all different kinds of E. coli where the first E is always "entero" and the last two are always "E. coli." The second letter is what differs; hemorrhagic, toxigenic, etc. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by extra-intestinal E. coli though? E. coli are most commonly transmitted by a fecal-oral route as they reside in the intestine , but can infect other organs as well. ...Read more
Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli
Poop products: E.coli is a common bacterial family with many strains. It is usually found in the digestive tract of animals (&humans) and will be found in any body of water that animals use for water, or that is in a watershed area of such things as dairy farms. Local health districts often monitor the levels of this germ as a standard for contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more
X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli.
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?
Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more
Gram-negative bacteria such as escherichia coli or klebsiella pneumoniae on the zone diameter interpretive chart, what does this mean?
Zone diameter chart: I do not know exactly what you are talking about lets chat. ...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
I've read about things such as bagged spinach being recalled due to e.Coli. How can we stay safe but still enjoy these things? Should we avoid them?
No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?
All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
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
What happens if e coli flourishes on oxygen provided by humans, then who is unaffected and who is benefited ?
Homework, right?: E coli can thrive with or without oxygen. Humankind provides the gut flora a place to live, along with nutrients and oxygen. Whether and how the gut flora benefit us is the subject of "discussion" -- don't believe everything you read, and learn your teacher's prejudices before you answer. ...Read more
History of renal stones. UTI this month (E. coli) took 3 courses of antibodies to clear. Day 2 off antibodies - my right kidney hurts. Concerned?
Pyelonephritis: Kidney stones may retain the microorganisms producing infection, making it very difficult to eradicate them without removing the stones. You may be having pain due to the stones producing obstructive symptoms or you may have recurrent infection in the kidney or other problems. Sounds like you should go back and see your doctor. Wish you are better soon. ...Read more
Under which circumstances will a "normal" E.Coli gain on its activity? Is a positive serum beta glucuronidase test related to such activity? TY.
Hard to say/depends: This likely depends on what is considered "normal" about the E. coli and it's activity. E. coli is part of the normal "gut" flora. It's when certain other forms of E. coli like the O157:H7 strain get in the digestive tract that issues occur. So it's hard to say how activity would be affected unless abnormal E. coli get in there. The Bgluc test is homologous to the E. coli Bgalact enzyme. ...Read more
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
Depends: All of us have e coli in our colon and it is a normal part of out being. Some strains of e coli can cause diarrhea and renal damage. E coli is a common cause of urinary infections. In a person with anatomic abnormalities or immune disorders, e coli can infect any organ, including the brain. ...Read more
I'm not sure what: you are wanting to know. Escherichia coli is a bacterium found predominantly in intestines of warm blooded animals including humans. It is not usually harmful in its body environment but can cause cause infections, commonly in the urinary tract or gut. It is transmitted by fecal contamination, so hand washing after a BM is important. Women particularly should wipe front to back after a BM. ...Read more
Bad E coli: Most E. coli bacteria are harmless,are part of the normal bacteria in bowels, and can benefit humans by producing vitamin K, but some can be bad, and be responsible for food poisoning or food contamination. Most healthy adults recover, but bad E. coli Infection, called type O157:H7 can also cause blood and kidney complications in susceptible people, such as babies and elderly. ...Read more
Travel up urethra: E. Coli species are the most common bowel bacteria and are invariably present on the perineal skin, no matter how well you wipe. They will be present in any urine temporarily trapped behind the labia and get "sucked" up the urethra during terminal muscle contractions at end of voiding. E. Coli around the urethral opening can be pushed up the urethra during sex. Hence advice to urinate after sex. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: E. Coli can cause a wide variety of diseases, from kidney or bladder infections to acute GI disease, to sepsis from a variety of sources. This will determine whether it is possibly fatal. Suspect you are asking about traveller's diarrhea. This is usually self-limiting, but certain strains of e. Coli can produce life-threatening disease, particularly if patients are treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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