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Klebsiella Pneumoniae Biochemical Tests
Cultures: Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...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
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
Hello first I want to thank y'all for the answers I was peeing blood for a day or two went to the doctor did a urine test came back positive with a bacteria name Klebsiella Pneumoniae my doctor proscribe me with some medicine now I don't pee blood but whe
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Yes: Indeed, this mucoid lactose fermemter is catalase positive. ...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
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
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection. ...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
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
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
I have had 4 UTI since feb 2 were KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE should I be concerned I googled and of course says meningitis and death : (?
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