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Klebsiella Oxytoca Symptoms
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
Diagnosed with klebsiella in sperm. How did I contract this? Symptoms for a year. Wife is 5 weeks pregnant. Will this effect the baby? Very worried.
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 bacteria found in sperm sample. Prescribed ciprofloxacin for 6 weeks. 2 weeks in & no change in symptoms. When will this start to work?
Pain and symptoms for a year. Sperm sample found to have klebsiella organism. My wife is pregnant. Will this effect our unborn child? Very worried.
Diagnosed with chronic bacterial prostatitis after klebsiella found in semen. Took a 6 week course of cipro (ciprofloxacin). klebsiellia gone but symptoms remain why?
038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms
038.49 other. ...Read more
Bacteria...: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a specific bacteria that can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It is cultured from the sputum and the lab also reports what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to (ie what antibiotic will kill the organism!). Whether you have bronchitis or pneumonia is determined by your doctor based on clinical signs and symptoms. ...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
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
Klebsiella oxytoca on scalp from 2 cultures along with enterobacter cloacae, was on antibodiac 6 months, derm said its ok?
Uncommon: But possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Indeed, this mucoid lactose fermemter is catalase positive. ...Read more
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
How to differentiate between klebsiella pneumonia and flavobacteria (or novosphingobium) capsulatum?
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
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
Not good: Iv the specimen was obtained sterile, you have a joint infection. Klebsiella can be drug resistant, but often is not. It is treatable, but you may be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. ...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