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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

Polymicrobial: Well..first....all of likely have those bacterial somewhere on our bodies too. Your not contagious to anyone..unless its MRSA and we have that as commensuals too. Recommending antibiotics won't do any good here because I doubt you really have 3 active bacteria causing infection in the same area. Have your GP send you to an infectious disease physician like myself...he'll help out. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Klebsiella: Is an enteric pathogen. If it is causing a urinary tract infection, you will need to take antibiotics. If a urine infection occurs in a male patient, he needs to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Let me explain: When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other. ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after i start antibiotics?

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after i start antibiotics?

Klebsiella pneumonia: Uti's aren't generally contagious. Even if your having intercourse its unlikely your partner will acquire this. Having said that..After several doses of antibiotic the bacteria counts drop very significantly. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

It's possible: Klebsiella can cause severe pneumonia or overwhelming sepsis, which can be fatal, especially in the elderly or in debilitated or immunosuppressed people. However, it is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Dr. Michael Ein
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What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Gram neg bacilli: A member of the enterobacteriaceae family of bacteria. This family of bacteria are commonly referred to as enterics because they commonly inhabit the colon. Klebsiella cause infections of many organs. Some have become highly antibiotic resistant producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases which can be exceedingly difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI). Whether or not you need treatment depends on symptoms (painful urination, frequency, urgency, etc) and urinalysis (increased white blood cells?). At your age (76) some asymptomatic UTIs don't need treatment. Follow your doctor's advice about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Not likely: Klebsiella could only be spread through inhalation into the lungs. Very, very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

Bacillus: Klebsiella is a gram negative bacillus found in the intestines that may cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and one form of the bug is associated with multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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Dr. Natraj Katta
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What does it mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae? What do I need to do

Dr. Natraj Katta
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What does it mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae? What do I need to do

Infection: Where is the growth? Urine or sputum? Either way you need antibiotics as it means infection. ...Read more

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