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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Prostatitis: MSSA Prostatitis is vey uncommon. Need to know sensitivities. In general mssa is sensitive to multiple antibiotics including penicillin derivatives. Bactrim, cipro and levaquin has better penetration to prostate comparing to others. Prostatitis especially chronic may require extended course of treatment: 3-6 months sometimes to see complete resolution of symptoms ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive cocci?

Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive  cocci?

Sputum: Sputum gram stain and cultures are generally not useful. Why was yours done? A culture/gram stain done from another source may be better. ...Read more

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Occasional gram positive bacilli with occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and few epithelial cells means?

Depends: What was the specimen that was tested? Why was it tested? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the specimen, what you described may be normal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

Should never happen: You should never have gram positive cocci in clusters in your blood. In fact you should never have any bacteria detectable in your bloodstream. ...Read more

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My sputum culture came back as gram positive cocci...what could i have? ive had two rounds of antibiotics and im still coughing

My sputum culture came back as gram positive cocci...what could i have? ive had two rounds of antibiotics and im still coughing

GPC: Gram positive cocci refer to the description of the bacteria. The next part of the description that you did not mention is the grouping of the bacteria..like gram positive cocci in chains, clusters or pairs. That helps define what they are. In general GPC are staphlococcus, streptococcus and enterococcus species. ...Read more

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