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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A type of bacteria: This is the most common bacteria associated with urinary tract infections. Studies found that cranberry worked as well as antibiotics when the urinary tract infection was caused by e. Coli. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A bacterium: Escherichia coli is a bacterium, a gram negative rod, that normally lives in the large intestine and serves to maintain normal floara in the colon. However, it also causes infections in many organs, most commonly in the urinary tract. It is commonly used in research and has been modified to perform special functions. ...Read more

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What does a really heavy growth escherichia coli mean?

What does a really heavy growth escherichia coli mean?

See below: I assume you are referring to the culture of some type of secretion or wound.
This means that there are many gram negative bacilli of the species e.Coli growing on the culture plate that was innoculated with the specimen. The e. Coli might be causing an infection or could be colonizing depending on the type of specimen, amount of wbc's on the gram stain and the clinical signs. ...Read more

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What human diseases are associated with escherichia coli?

What human diseases are associated with escherichia coli?

Many infections: E coli causes infections in many sites, urinary infection being a common one. It can also cause generalized infections and produce toxins that affect the whole body. You may wish to consult this site for more info:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/ecoli/index. Html
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Escherichia coli?

What is the definition or description of: Escherichia coli?

Escherichia coli: Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea & vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Escherichia coli in urine how long does it take to clear up?

Escherichia coli in urine how long does it take to clear up?

Needs treatment: With proper treatment it will clear up in 5-10 days. ...Read more

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Is escherichia coli and serratia marcescens the same thing?

Is escherichia coli and serratia marcescens the same thing?

No: They are not the same thing, but they are both gram negative, rod shaped bacterium in the enterobacter family. ...Read more

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What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so. ...Read more

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Can escherichia coli infection hurt babies?

Can escherichia coli infection hurt babies?

Yes: Even though esch coli is a normal inhabitant of the colon, it can cause infections in other organs, namely urinary tract, wounds, lungs and blood stream. Toxigenic strains of esch coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called an escherichia coli infection.?

Explain the condition called an escherichia coli infection.?

Treatable: E. Coli normally live in our large bowel and perform a useful function there. When they contaminate our food or water, disease may result. There are many subtypes of e. Coli. They are a frequent cause of "traveler's diarrhea" with nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, but respond rapidly to even a single dose of antibiotics. Other forms produce a more serious and potentially lethal infection. ...Read more

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Escherichia coli what I need to take? I jave this bacterium in my urinary system

Escherichia coli what I need to take? I jave this bacterium in my urinary system

Antibiotic: Your provider needs to prescribe you an antibiotic, and there are several options, depending on your personal situation. Discuss this with who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can escherichia coli live in vagina and infect baby?

Can escherichia coli live in vagina and infect baby?

Not likely.: While anything is possible in medicine, even this, it is unlikely. The vagina has an acidic environment the kills most bacteria so the uterus does not get infected. Having said this, urinary tract infections from e.Coli can result from sexual activity, and moreover, venereal diseases, like chlamydia certainly can get to the womb and cause pelvic iflammatory disease, and infect the baby. ...Read more

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How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

This is the cut off: Point for a bacterial growth from the urine sample to be clinically significant. However, it does not have any relevance as far as severity or prognosis ...Read more