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

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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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?

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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How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after i start antibiotics?

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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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

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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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

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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What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

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

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Which test is accurate to detect the klebsiella pneumoniae?can it spread during sexual contact?

Which test is accurate to detect the klebsiella pneumoniae?can it spread during sexual contact?

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

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My five month old daughter has klebsiella pneumoniae. What causes this?

My five month old daughter has klebsiella pneumoniae. What causes this?

Klebsiella pneumoni: Is your daughter immuno deficient? One possible way could be through a urinary tract infection brought on by fecal contamination. The urinary tract infection could have progressed to sepsis, a blood infection, which then seeded the lung good luck. ...Read more

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When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

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

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