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Is vibrio parahaemolyticus infection painful?

Is vibrio parahaemolyticus infection painful?

V.parahemolyticus: V.Parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness (painful for some). As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is staph infection? How contagious is staph infection?

What is staph infection? How contagious is staph infection?

Very to some: For some patients staph is very contagious. Other people are carriers andnever get the infection but can give it to others. ...Read more

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How contagious is a kidney staph infection?

How contagious is a kidney staph infection?

Not very: It is very unlikely that any urine infection will be passed from one person to another. Nonetheless, and especially with certain kinds of staph, it is prudent to wash your hands whenever in contact with an infected person as the same staph may be present on the person's skin that is in the urine. ...Read more

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Is staphylococcal infection caused by a virus or bacteria?

Is staphylococcal infection caused by a virus or bacteria?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a genus of bacteria and is the cause of a wide variety of infections. ...Read more

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Is cryptococcus neoformans a bad infection?

Yes: The fungus had previously affected only people with weakened immune systems. It is absorbed through the lungs and the symptoms of infection, which can appear two to several months after exposure, can include chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, fever and a cough lasting weeks. ...Read more

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How serious is my enterobacter cloacae infection?

Site/susceptibility: In any infection, seriousness depends not only on bug but the host. Bug factor: site infection (blood vs skin colonizer ; all in between), virulence of organism, resistance to antibiotics. Host factors: concomitant illnesses, nutritional status, immune function, functional capacity. We see more ; more resistant organisms so this is a discussion you need to have w/your doc and ? An infection md. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis a staph infection?

Is cellulitis a staph infection?

Not always: The most common cellulitis pathogens (bacteria) are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f) and staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (mrsa). There are gram-negative aerobic bacteria that are identified in a minority of cases. Fungal infections can also cause cellulits. ...Read more

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What is secondary staph infection?

What is secondary staph infection?

Staph Infection: Staphylococcal bacteria commonly inhabit the skin and interior of the nose. Microscopic or visible breaks in the surface barrier of the body--the skin and mucous membranes--provide an opportunity for these bacteria to cause localized infections. Complications arise when the staph bacteria spread beyond the initial site of infection to the bloodstream and interior body tissues. ...Read more

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Is diverticulitis considered a bacteria infection?

Is diverticulitis considered a bacteria infection?

Yes it causes-: -abdominal pain,nausea & U kno U R sick. If there is no ruptured diverticluli hospitalization & IV antibiotics. When all quiets down most have a colon resection. Some wait until the 2'nd bout. If ruptured a colostomy is required & the colon is still done. It re hooked up when all is quiet. Interestingly the whole diseased colon does not have 2 B removed, & it clears the problem. Happened 2me! ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Pyelonephritis describes a classic kidney parenchyma (meat) bacterial infection. This is more complicated and severe than a simple UTI (or cystitis). A viral pyelonephritis would be exceedingly rare. Long term (21 days) of antibiotics for bacteria are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

How common is an infection from  proteus mirabilis?

Common: Proteus mirabilis is often found as a cause of urinary tract infection. Because the bug produces a urease enzyme, the urea in the urine is metabolized into ammonia. This will make the ph of the urine alkaline and can be associated with urinary tract calculi (stones). ...Read more

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After c/s of my semen is infected by klebsiella pneumoniae.Is it related with c.trachomatis or different infection?Is it curable?

After c/s of my semen is infected by klebsiella pneumoniae.Is it related with c.trachomatis or different infection?Is it curable?

Different infection: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a different organism from Chlamydia trachomatis and may require 2 different antibiotics to treat and cure both infections. Would follow up with your doctor for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Salmonella enteritidis is a species of salmonella bacteria that primilary causes diarrhea (an intestinal illness termed salmonella enteritis). ...Read more

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Staph infection urinary is contagious or not?

Staph infection urinary is contagious or not?

Staph UTI: This is not communicable to others. A lot will depend upon the staph species. If this is staph aureus would recommend you be seen by an infecitous diseases expert asap. ...Read more

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Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Yes: Some parasitic infections can be passed from person to person. The most common way this occurs is when food that has been prepared by someone with an infection is eaten. ...Read more

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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria. ...Read more

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What is clostridium difficile infection rate of spread?

What is  clostridium difficile infection rate of spread?

Depends: It depends on how sick the initial patient is, how sick the exposed patients are, and how aware of infection control the care providers are. In wards where it is allowed to run wild, it can spread throughout the entire ward in a matter of days. ...Read more