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Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read more

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Had acdf (c5-7), 3 days after had fever, had er. Op. To drain inf. Noe on IV ab's and am told I have enterobacter aerogenes. What is this and can I giv?

Had acdf (c5-7), 3 days after had fever, had er. Op. To drain inf. Noe on IV ab's and am told I have enterobacter aerogenes. What is this and can I giv?

Post op infection: Anterior cervical dissection- post op infection with an enterobacter aerogenes should be treated with antibiotics particularly ifyouhave fever and WBC elevation. Your neurosurgeon may further advise you after a ct scan, whether you have a hematoma or abscess which needs to be drained. Looks like you are being taken care of. ...Read more

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Enterobacter aerogenes found in lower respitory track after bronch put on 750 mg levaquin (levofloxacin) but feel like this may not be enough due to resistance...

Enterobacter aerogenes found in lower respitory track after bronch put on 750 mg levaquin (levofloxacin) but feel like this may not be enough due to resistance...

Mgt: If you are recovering while on the medication, I would recommend remaining on the medication. If not, the lab can provide additional information about alternate antibiotics, ...Read more

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Do you need isolation if enterobacter?

Do you need isolation if enterobacter?

Not after treatment: Not after culture/sensitivity guided treatment has been initiated. ...Read more

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How serious is my enterobacter cloacae infection?

How serious is my enterobacter cloacae infection?

Site/susceptibility: In any infection, seriousness depends not only on bug but the host. Bug factor: site infection (blood vs skin colonizer ; all in between), virulence of organism, resistance to antibiotics. Host factors: concomitant illnesses, nutritional status, immune function, functional capacity. We see more ; more resistant organisms so this is a discussion you need to have w/your doc and ? An infection md. ...Read more

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What are the medical conditions caused by "enterobacter sakazakii"?

What are the medical conditions caused by "enterobacter sakazakii"?

Enterobacter: Chronobacter is the new genus name for this gram-negative bacillus. It can cause a wide variety of infections in adults. In infants it can cause bacteraemia, meningitis and necrotising enterocolitis. Some neonatal cronobacter (e. Sakazakii) infections have been associated with the use of powdered infant formula. ...Read more

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What is enterobacter cloacae and what causes it. Is it caught from eating or drinking something coctamined?

What is enterobacter cloacae and what causes it. Is it caught from eating or drinking something coctamined?

ICU bug: These bacteria are seen in the icu. Patients who get these typically have been patients in the ICU for several days and are quite ill. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is enterobacter cloacae and what causes it? Could it be caught from eating or drinking something contaminated?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is enterobacter cloacae and what causes it? Could it be caught from eating or drinking something contaminated?

GI bacteria: Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that generally live in the intestine. They are considered normal flora there and don't necessarily cause disease. They can be found in soil and water. Enterobacter cloacae is a specific member of this group. It can cause infections in the blood, urine, GI tract, abdominal cavity and other places. It can be transmitted by contaminated food. ...Read more

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In uricult found klebsiella-enterobacter spp(small number). What's that? How i got it? How to prevent it? Thank you in advance!

In uricult found klebsiella-enterobacter spp(small number). What's that? How i got it? How to prevent it? Thank you in advance!

Contaminants?: Uti occurs when bacteria that normally reside in your large intestine enter through the urethra and start multiplying in the bladder. Our defense system is designed to keep such germs out, but sometimes fail, and bacteria take hold and cause a uti. E. Coli accounts for ~80% of utis. Staph, klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus are other bacteria species. Low colony counts often represent contaminants. ...Read more

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My urinalysis states: enterobacter cloacae 25, 000-50, 000 colony forming units per mlrec'd results but having heard from my doc yet. Serious?

My urinalysis states: enterobacter cloacae 25, 000-50, 000 colony forming units per mlrec'd results but having heard from my doc yet. Serious?

See below: It may indicate that you have a uti. Usually positive urine cultures have greater than 100, 000 cfu/ml but repeated urines with the same organism in lower numbers are significant. If you have symptoms of a UTI or if you have a significant number of wbc's in your urine you would probably benefit from a course of antibiotic treatment to which the enterobacter is sensitive. ...Read more