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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

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

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10, 000 ...Read more

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My result of urinalysis is; color:yellow turbid / ph=5/ bactery:escherichia coli / epithelial cells:numerous, please explain for me these details

My result of urinalysis is; color:yellow turbid / ph=5/ bactery:escherichia coli / epithelial cells:numerous, please explain for me these details

Sometimes: The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to kill them, causing turbid fluid. Urine is usually acid, hence the 5.Epithelial cells arise from ureters or bladder, usually present during infection. ...Read more

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Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic shock. Depending on the virulence of the bacteria, it can cause severe problems that can lead to death. ...Read more

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How does green tea effect the growth of the enteropathogenic strain of escherichia coli?

How does green tea effect the growth of the enteropathogenic strain of escherichia coli?

Probably does not: It is unlikely that green tea and enteropathogenic e coli have anything to do with each other. ...Read more

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Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

How do you feel?: Severity of infection is gauged by your signs and symptoms. Do you have fever, nausea, high temp, flank pain, bladder pain? If you have no symptoms might want to consider repeating the test. ...Read more

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Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?

Vag culture Escherichia coli & enterococcus pos! Does this mean I have a fistula I am scared as I have ocd of health issues?

Bacterial vag/cult: These bacteria are common findings in vaginal cultures, since the anus is very close to the vagina, and easily cultured if present. A fistula would produce a distinct discharge, and have an odor of feces. This report will just require more attention to hygiene when cleaning up after a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between escherichia coli and group b streptococcus (agalactiae)? Did I develop one from another? If so, which from which?

What is the relationship between escherichia coli and group b streptococcus (agalactiae)? Did I develop one from another? If so, which from which?

Gut bacteria: Both e.Coli and group b strep are common bacteria in the intestines. They are often found together in a stool specimin. The e.Coli is a more common cause of urinary tract infections than group b strep. Gbs is best known for asymptomatic carriage (1/3) in the female genital tract, and passage to a newborn where it can cause devistating disease. Oral antibiotics can help a UTI but rarely effects carriage. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. A lab result show that I have a heavy growth of Escherichia Coli after 24hrs of incubation at 37degreeC in the culture. Could you please explain this to me and the dangers/risk associated with it. Thank.

Hello doctor. A lab result show that I have a heavy growth of Escherichia Coli after 24hrs of incubation at 37degreeC in the culture. Could you please explain this to me and the dangers/risk associated with it. Thank.

Culture: A sample was taken (stool? Blood?) from your body and used to inoculate/infect nutrient rich culturing media (petri dish or vial). This media was kept in the lab at body temperature to see if a bacterial pathogen would grow (indicating it was originally present in your sample). Heavy growth means a lot of bacteria grew and that there was a relatively high level in the sample. ...Read more

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I have escherichia coli in my urinary tract, and I wanna start using wild oregano oil. But my iron in blood is low. What to do?

I have escherichia coli in my urinary tract, and I wanna start using wild oregano oil. But my iron in blood is low. What to do?

Consider consultatio: We urologists consider ANY infection in the urine in a young male, very serious! It is generally an indication of some other underlying problem. For example, silent kidney stones, kidney abnormalities, congenital abnormalities. Please you must see a urologist for COMPLETE evaluation. ...Read more

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Klebsiella, escherichia coli penis skin infection. What is possible reason, and what examinations do I need to do?

Klebsiella, escherichia coli penis skin infection. What is possible reason, and what examinations do I need to do?

Not an issue for: Self care. How do you know the nature of the organisms? I would urge that you see a doctor for treatment. If you practice anal intercourse, always use a condom. ...Read more