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Isolation For Pseudomonas In Sputum
Please suggest some medicines for beta haemolytic staphyloococcus aureus organism detected in culture. Infection in throat with mild pain.
Infection: Why are you asking us this question? Your doctor cultures your throat and will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. This is not a forum to enable self medication or second guessing of your primary provider. If you did not get the future throat a doctor, then you need to. ...Read more
What does Gram positive cocci in chains, Moderate WBC and Normal upper respiratory flora in sputum mean?
Inflammation: A sputum gram stain/ culture that demonstrates what you mention suggests that there is no "pathologic" bacteria, or disease causing bacteria but something is causing inflammation, as noted by the white blood cells. This doesn't mean that you have a bacterial infection though. Normal flora is just that, bacteria that you commonly find in the upper respiratory tract(everything above the rib cage) ...Read more
Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.
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
Yellow to green phlegm in a TB patient with 4 months Myrin Treatment. No AFB seen in the lab test of this phlegm. What may be it??
Sputum samples are: notoriously inaccurate in diagnosing specific infections, especially TB. Cultures from sputum specimens have a similar problem & take weeks to get a result. While a positive test generally indicates active TB, a negative test may mean only that it was missed. It's important to finish the complete course of treatment. Consider other possible causes of excess phlegm as well. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Age 65, NHL in remission, Persistent cough. Sputum culture: Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis. Place suggest next steps.
Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more
CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I
Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more
Positive for fungal spores
gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?
What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella Oxyotoca bacteria?
See answer : Most UTIs due to single bacteria with E. coli being most common cause of uncomplicated UTI. Pseudomonas or two different cultured organisms considered complicated UTI and most often hospital-acquired due to catheterization. Results of antibiotic susceptibility from urine culture should guide treatment. Klebsiella sensitive to most oral antibiotics. Pseudomonas: oral Cipro/Levaquin or IV antibiotic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?
It depends: More information will be needed to answer your question. Is the elderly female symptomatic? (fever, urinary complain, etc). Depending on her clinical presentation, treatment will vary from no treatment (asymptomatic) to oral or IV antibiotic (if symptomatic or life threatening) ...Read more
Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .
Prostatitis: MSSA Prostatitis is vey uncommon. Need to know sensitivities. In general mssa is sensitive to multiple antibiotics including penicillin derivatives. Bactrim, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin has better penetration to prostate comparing to others. Prostatitis especially chronic may require extended course of treatment: 3-6 months sometimes to see complete resolution of symptoms ...Read more
Uncommon: But possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would stopping Culturell for a week cause pseudamonas in a gut grow more in an asymptomatic child who tested positive for pseudamonas growth in stool?
No effect: The presence or absence of OTC probiotics has little if any influence on whether or not a kid will acquire this germ. They had to ingest it for it to show up in the stool. If anything, probiotic strains coexist with this germ.They would never kill or prevent it from moving in. ...Read more
Which medicament (antibiotic) can I use for treatment of pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2 y/o child? Thanks
Better ask your doc: It's hard to comment about treatment when actual condition of the child is not known. Pseudomonas can cause infection at many sites in the body. There are some antibiotics specific for covering this bug. ...Read more
Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells-occasional
gram positive cocci in pairs and chains -occasioal.". ?
Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus. ...Read more