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Is Klebsiella Pneumoniae Contagious
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?
Semiquantification: Moderate growth, or scant growth or heavy growth, of an organism is a way of quantifying the amount of organisms in a culture. This does not mean that the organism is necessarily relevant as cultures from some sites can reflect colonization. ...Read more
Klebsiella pneumonia: It can be transmitted from person to person contact. It usually doesn’t occur in people who are healthy overall. In medical settings people who have indwelling intravenous lines, who are on ventilators or who have taken certain antibiotics over a long period may have increased risk. ...Read more
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
If infection suspect: Checking for infection is general you rarely can suspect klebsiella but a culture grows 1 or more bacteria type. It is isolated in another culture and identified under the microscope or by specific chemical tests, small antibiotic discs placed hopefully slow the growth down and the best antibiotic will hopefully be determined. ...Read more
Culture: The ideal test for identifying any specific organism is by a culture. Klebsiella is not generally considered a STI, but irritation of the urethra or particular types of sexual activity can create the conditions that favor an infection of the urinary tract. ...Read more
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more
Cultures: Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more
My sputum culture had klebsiella oxytoca, had no symptoms my sputum was tested for something else. Now I have a cold, possible to get k.Pneumoniae?
In general, no!:
K oxytoca is a strong pathogen, and may cause serious infections, among them, pneumonia. Although it colonizes the nasal passages, it's presence in the sputum can be a
warning sign, but if you are healthy and have a normal immune status, it should not progress. Be vigilant for any sudden changes in your condition and seek a consultation if your "cold" worsens. ...Read more
I have klebsiella oxytoca and citerbacer freundii in my stool. Are these contagious and how do I treat?
Stop worrying: They're normal body flora for many people. I'd be surprised if your physician has not told you the same thing. ...Read more
No: If someone had a klebsiella UTI I would recommend that they hold off on sexual contact until they had received treatment and were improved. Klebsiella is rarely if ever involved in throat or vaginal infections so sexual spread is not a concern. Some asymptomatic transient colonization could occur. ...Read more
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more
Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?
I have had 4 UTI since feb 2 were KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE should I be concerned I googled and of course says meningitis and death : (?
Polymicrobial: Well. First....all of us likely have those same bacteria 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
My urinalysis came back with: KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE OVER 100 M CFU/L What are the ways that I contracted this UTI? Thanks.
K pneumonia in urine: Do you have underlying medical issues or have been hospitalized recently?? K pneuonia UTI's are uncommon in healthy individuals and can generally be in patients with catheters. It is not an airborne bacteria but spread person to person or sometimes through contaminated medical equipment. Hope this helps ...Read more
Gram-negative bacteria such as escherichia coli or klebsiella pneumoniae on the zone diameter interpretive chart, what does this mean?
Zone diameter chart: I do not know exactly what you are talking about lets chat. ...Read more
X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?
Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more
I just been diagnosis with klebsiella pneumoniae in urine, on kepflex. Can that spread to the rest of my body. I'm really nervous, I am also 22 weeks preg.
Antibiotic helps: When you have a urniary tract infection, there is the possibility that, if left untreated, it can spread up to the kidneys, causing a simultaneous kidney infection as well. However, since your doctor has put you on an antibiotic, the idea is that the medication will kill the klebsiella bacteria before it has a chance to make it up to your kidneys. Finish your med and drink lots of water! ...Read more
Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?
I've been diagnosed with a uti with the bacteria culture of klebsiella pneumoniae over 100, 000. I'm a 43 year old male. I was prescribed keflex 500mg?
UTI in Men: That seems like the correct Antibiotic and you should finish the course usually 10 days and get repeat urine test done after you finish the Antibiotic. Even though UTIs are more common in women, but men can also get it. Sometime there are certain condition which put you at risk of UTI. Like enlarged Prostate, kidney stones, Diabetes and any health condition that affects the immune system. ...Read more
I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?
Klebsiella: If you were diagnosed with this infection then you should be on antibiotics that cover this organism. If you are not go to the ER right now and get treated. ...Read more
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