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Growth Staphylococcus Aureus
Common skin germ: Staph aureus is just a common skin germ that is often found in abscesses or pustules. It is considered more invasive or aggressive than many other skin germs. MRSA is one strain of this germ. ...Read more
My culture report shows the growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24 hrs aerobic incubation at 37'c. What does this mean?
What do you suggest if my culture report shows the growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24 hrs aerobic incubation at 37'c.?
Bacterial infection: 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. Having said that, you did not state what was cultured. If an abscess was cultured, it is compatible with bacterial abscess. ...Read more
Moderate growth of staphylococcus Aureus was found in my HVS culture, just after I was recently treated for heavy growth. What can I do?
My m/c/s result shows yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24hrs of incubation at 37'c, and am having a foul smell discharge n fever?
Feel pain in prostate. Semen culture resut:growth of staphylococcus aureus. Trans rectal usg result : engorged periprostatic venous plexus is noted?
Is everywhere: The bacteria is a natural "inhabitant" of the skin. Sometimes it overgrows (for lack of hygiene, decrease in the natural defense of the body, or having a more agressive mutation of the bacteria) and it produces infection. Most commonly these infections are in the skin but it can affect almost every organ (bone, heart, blood infections, ect). ...Read more
Of course!: Our immune systems are designed to fight off most infections, including s. Aureus. This is a very common bacterium on our skin and is generally kept in check by our immune systems. ...Read more
Why do it?: Are you a researcher for the next nobel prize? ...Read more
What is the cure for the sexually transmitted diseases caused by staphyloccocus aureus in the male organ?
Staph not STD!: Staphylococci are not std organisms. They are the surface of everyone. ...Read more
Low to No growth/Neg: This most likely means that there is little to no growth of this organism in culture, most likely blood culture, or whatever culture you got after 48 hours. This is part of your normal skin flora or bacteria, also referred to as staphylococcus epidermidis. If there is scanty growth after 48 hours, it is likely that there will be no significant growth at all. Cultures are usually kept up to 72 h. ...Read more
Hie, what does it really mean if my results say I have a light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus?
Staphylococcus: The bacteria Staphylococcus, is what we term a commensal bacterial, which means it "lives with us." It lives on our skin, in our nose, mouth, throat, etc. A culture that says "light growth" means that it has either overpopulated the site in question or is growing at a site that should be sterile (i.e. absent of bacteria). Coagulase negative indicates it is not a strain that causes serious disease ...Read more
Semen culture says light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus and light growth of alpha hemolytic strep not group d. Is this very bad? There givng me aantibiotics. How bad is this?
Not bad!: These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin. They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they could come to semen from the skin of the penis at the time of getting the sample. Whether they represent a significant infection is based on the judgment of the doc who sees you. However, these bugs should respond well to your antibiotics. ...Read more
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type (s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read more
Reverse is true: Staph. Is a very common bacteria found in our everyday environment. Some people even carry it in their nose and don't even know it! It doesn't become a problem until it gets into a break on the skin and causes infection. An infected wound won't heal until the body's immune system can kill and remove all bacteria which is dramatically improved with antibiotics. ...Read more
Diffusion: Thank you for being candid about your writing a science paper. This is a very basic question about microbiology, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to go to a good textbook of microbiology and learn the essentials rather than try to get answers piecemeal from physicians. ...Read more
Many foods: Staph aureus food poisoning diarrhea and severe abdominal pain, starting within 30 minutes to 8 hours of eating the contaminated food and lasting about 1 day. Common foods at risk are salads made with mayonnaise and eggs, cream filled pastries, but any food that is not served at the recommended temperature can harbor the bacteria. ...Read more
Not immune: Unfortunately we do not become immune to staphylococus aureus ...Read more
Staph: Staph aureus is a normal microbe on human skin. At times it causes infections. You cannot totally eradicate it. ...Read more