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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

Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more