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Enterococcus Faecalis Klebsiella
Urgent care - anus bump path report id'ed resistant enterococcus faecalis and klebsiella oxytoca. Should I be isolated? Couldn't get into my doc.
GI infection: You do not have to be isolated but you and anybody with you has to use proper hand washing technique to avoid infection. I take it that they started you on antibiotics
Usually: Means that you have it elsewhere too, such as stool, prostate, bladder. Get it treated--antibiotics are a must
Genitourinary tract: Enterococcus is found commonly is stool - and for some reason now it is turning up in a semen culture. This could mean one of two things: a) the culture was contaminated or b) if you have symptoms relating to the GU tract, you could have prostatitis. Since male GU infections can take quite some time to treat properly, you'll need an ID doctor and/or a urologist to help.
No: Fluconazole is an azole class antifungal with activity against fungal organisms such as Candida albicans and non albicans Candida infections such as tropicalis, gal rats, and parapsikosis but not Candida krusei. Enterococcus fecalis is a gram positive bacteria that lives in the gut of humans and some animals and becomes pathogenic and treated with linezolid, daptomycin, ampicillin plus ceftriaxone
A Bacteria: Enterococcus is a genus of gram positive bacteria with multiple species. The bacteria generally live commensally in our intestines. However, there are certain strains that have become resistant to many antibiotics and can cause serious illness and need treatment by an infectious disease specialist.
None: Usually enterococcus are not found in semen culture. If one is found, it is abnormal and may represent an infection of the one of the genital organs.
Non-motile: It doesn't need any help -- it moves along with the flow of the tissue fluids.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there a specific type of semen culture that provides quantitative results about enterococcus, in order to see medication effectiveness?
Go see your doctor: You shouldn't have enterococcus in your semen so however diagnosis was made, you can ask your doctor to repeat it to prove that you're cured. Typically, we identify bacterial organism via culture & sensitivity. That tells us what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to. If you can finish appropriate antibiotics as directed by sensitivities, then usually no need for test of cure.
What to do if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Site of infection: Enterococcus is a germ that can cause serious problems, especially in someone who may already be weakened by another disease. It would be important to know 'from where' the germ was found, and if it is actually causing disease... since it can occur in the GI tract normally and not cause any problems. If you have a blood stream infection, then I would believe it. Best to talk to an ID doc who knows
What do you suggest if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Enterococcus: This germ is just one of many different kinds that in the 'wrong place' at the 'wrong time' can cause disease. If this germ showed up in your blood or urine, it might be responsible for feeling ill - which might include fatigue. It's best to find out 'from where' the microbe was isolated, then ask questions about that. You should be able to get treatment for a cure, and restoration of health.
I had a cervical swab and the report result is I have a moderate growth of Enterococcus faecalis. What is the treatment option?
Not so usual: A spot for that. It is a common urinary tract infection that is well treated with ampicillan or amoxicillan generally. Would not expect a bacterial infection in the cervix and would expect signs of infection (red, sore, hot, fever, chills, sweats) if there is one. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health
Enterococcus: Enterococcus is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of many animals, including humans. It feeds on whatever nutritive pieces are left after digestive processes up to that point. Most importantly, it's anaerobic -- living without oxygen. Staphylococcus aureus (in your additional info) is a different bug. Here's an older article about enterococcus: http://tinyurl. Com/ph6b2n4.
NO: In order to have motility, they should have cilia all around body of the bug or flagella whip like structure at one end of the bug, enterococcus has neither so non motile, they move with media they are in or in contiguity and spread.
Normal, not STD: Enterococcus is a normal bacteria in everyone's intestinal tract and often the genital area. Finding it in the vagina is not abnormal. It is not sexually transmitted, and anyway your husband already has enterococcus in his intestines and perhaps genital area.
A lot of things...: 1. Different genus based on genetics 2. Different reaction when gown on sheep blood agar plates 3. E faecalis is found mostly in stool. 4. E faecalis is associated with healthcare acquire infections, uti's and intra abdominal infections while s. Pneumoniae is associated with pbeumonias, meningitis, and blood stream infections.
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