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Giardia And Crypto
Completely different: Legionella can live within waterborne amoeba-like organisms, although not aware that it will live within giardia. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated amoeba-like organism that lives in fresh water as well. Both of these can produce human disease, but the diseases are very different and unrelated. ...Read more
Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?
Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more
No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more
Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more
The history.: See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/1/99-0104_articleGet a more detailed answer ›
E. coli.: These are all different kinds of E. coli where the first E is always "entero" and the last two are always "E. coli." The second letter is what differs; hemorrhagic, toxigenic, etc. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by extra-intestinal E. coli though? E. coli are most commonly transmitted by a fecal-oral route as they reside in the intestine , but can infect other organs as well. ...Read more
How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?
I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?
Insufficient info: There's no way to know what your medical issue is or what cell count test you are referencing. We can assume you have diarrhea since you had a stool study. Are the high white and red counts in your blood, urine or stool? Results like +++ are usually from a screening dipstick, most likely a urine test. Write back and specify why you went to the doctor in the first place and what tests they did. ...Read more
Contaminated water: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cdiff 4yrs ago - now have LUQ & soft/loose stools. CDIFF TOXIN/GDH W/REFL TO PCR Result: Toxigenic C. difficile detected
New infection or colonized?
Monitor: Once you have C. diff there is a reasonable chance you can be colonized. The criteria for infection include watery stools in excess of 3-4 times daily. The pain or discomfort is usually in the lower abdomen. Soft stools with a relatively low daily frequency usually are not indicative of C. diff. In summary, the presence of C. diff. in your stool in itself is not indicative of infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amoeba infection: It's common for someone to be infected with Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite that causes amoebic dysentery, to have no significant symptoms. In fact, probably only about 10% of people do. Most infections are found in developing countries where sanitation is not great. If you've traveled there and you think you have symptoms, you should get checked out by an Infectious Diseases specialist. ...Read more