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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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The study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms; ...Read more


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Which test detect the Klebsiella pneumoniae & antibiotic selection?

Which test detect the Klebsiella pneumoniae &
antibiotic selection?

Cultures : Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. 
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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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Dr. John Michel
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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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