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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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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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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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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

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Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Depends: 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

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4 year old keeps getting overgrowth of bad bacteria in gut. C. Diff, enterobacter cloacae complex, proteus mirabellis..history of EGID. What is cause?

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

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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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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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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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