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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

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

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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?

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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Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Varies: This varies depending on the sensitivity result which is usually given whenever the culture is done. Whatever medication the organism is sensitive to, is what should be used for treatment ...Read more

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I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

Klebsiella spp.: This is not likely to be transmitted to family members unless they are immunocompromised or have some other ongoing medical problems. Hope you get better and that this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?

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

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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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Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Depends: Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy). 1. How severe is the scalp infection? 2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria? 3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?). 4. Medication allergies? ...Read more

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What causes UTI in male teenager ? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?

What causes UTI in male teenager ? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?

Usually?: Often male UTIs are a marker of an STD, poor personal (/penile) hygiene, or a known anatomic variance that interferes with urinary flow/clearance, or diabetes with poor control (causing sugar in urine). Consider above and address which most likely fits your situation. If UTI recurs, discuss above with Dr, as more testing may be needed. As long as not resistant, trimethoprim OK for klebsiella. ...Read more

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Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Culture: I am not sure what urinary stream you mean but a clean catch which is sent for a urine culture is sent from the midstream if possible and if not possible must clean the outside of the genital prior to voiding. ...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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How long is antibiotic treatment?

How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Oh Yes: This bug can definately invade the urinary tract system and causes uti. E. Coli is most common, but we see klabsiella often as well. Urine urine culture often will differentiate the culprit. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more