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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
Enterobacter: This germ is somewhat related to "E. coli" which you might have heard about. It is found in the GI tract -bowels mostly. When it gets 'out' of the area it's supposed to be in, it can cause disease. I think of urinary tract infections, intraabdominal abscesses and sometimes blood stream infections caused from this germ. It is somewhat tough so you might need an ID doc if it gets complicated. ...Read more
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
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
What does it mean if urine culture shows greater than 100, 000 cfu/ml of Enterobacter Aerogenes? I've had severe pain/cramping on right side stomache/back with nausea.
UTI, pyelonephritis?: You have a urinary tract infection due to Enterobacter. The abdominal or flank pain likely indicates your right kidney is involved (pyelonephritis) which is a potentially serious complication. You may need IV antibiotics, especially if you have fever. See a doctor ASAP, even if it means an after-hour visit to an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Can enterobacter cloacae be transferred if a roomate is infected? Like from skin to skin or surface contact?
Probably no risk: Enterobacter is normal in everybody's intestines. You are not likely to be infected by contact with someone who has an a UTI or other infection caused by enterobacter. ...Read more
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
What is enterobacter cloacae and what causes it. Is it caught from eating or drinking something coctamined?
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
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
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
Klebsiella oxytoca on scalp from 2 cultures along with enterobacter cloacae, was on antibodiac 6 months, derm said its ok?
Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest? Thanks
Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy).
1. How severe is the scalp infection?
2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria?
3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?).
4. Medication allergies? ...Read more
How common are UTIs by Enterobacter agglomerans in patients aged 7? Can a healthy patient get a uti from this bacteria or just imunosupresed patients
No immune deficiency: There is no reason to suspect immune defiiciency just because of this particular bacteria. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria normally carried in the intestines, including Enterobacter (agglomerans and others). Discuss with the child's pediatrician if you have other questions about it. ...Read more
Enterobacter face cystic lesions culture susceptibility to cipro ok until 2 weeks later new lesion now bactrim told no more cipro but why not both?
One antibiotic is ok: Enterobacter Species of gram negative rods are usually resistant to most penicillins, sensitive to Cipro and sometimes to Bactrim. Many have an inducible Beta-lactamase that makes them resistant to even third generation Cephalosporins. The drug of choice for simple strains is usually Cipro or Bactrim. They may develop later resistance to Cipro if used frequently! Bactrim is also alternative. ...Read more
4 year old keeps getting overgrowth of bad bacteria in gut. C. Diff, enterobacter cloacae complex, proteus mirabellis. History of EGID. What is cause?
Many possible: Causes including problems with motility of the bowel, intestinal surgery, antibiotic use, immune disorders, especially IGA deficiency, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease. Your daughter'a history of EGID may be the culprit. She will be best served through the care of a gastroenterologist teamed with an allergist and full examination for contributing factors to treat her. ...Read more
Can you explain how serious my enterobacter aerogenes infection is? My throat culture came back positive for this bacteria.
My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?
See below: Esbl means "extended-spectrum beta-lactam". This is a term for bacteria that have a specific resistance to the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Esbl is not contagious to people but it can be passed among bacteria. The concern is spreading resistance to other people, knocking out the native antibiotic-sensitive bacteria. That's the point of isolation - to prevent the resistance gene spread. ...Read more
Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect. ...Read more
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