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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Vancomycin Resistant

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What is methicillin resistant staph?

What is methicillin resistant staph?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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What are the differences between MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) or c-diff (clostridium difficile)?

Totally different: They are totally different bacteria. Mrsa causes disease by invading the body, multiplying and causing tissue injury. Clostridium difficile causes disease by overgrowth in the intestinal lumen and producing toxins that injure the colonic mucosa causing diarrhea and colitis. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

What type of bacterial infection is methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)?

A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read more

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Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

Best way to cure methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus?

MRSA: This depends upon where the infection is located and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics and the length of time that will be necessary to treat the particular type of infection it is causing. ...Read more

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Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Depends: Check with your doctor to see what it is sensitive to, and do not have unprotected sex in the future. ...Read more

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Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

Does Gentamicin kill Staph infections including MRSA?

MRSA: No, Gentamicin does not treat MRSA. Gent is used for "gram-negative" infections. ...Read more

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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Will IV Flagyl kill MRSA and/or H.Pylori?

Will IV Flagyl kill MRSA and/or H.Pylori?

No MRSA: def no to MRSA H pylori is treated with combination medications, Flagyl is sometimes one, but there is no evidence it can work for H. Pylori on its own that I am aware of. ...Read more

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What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read more

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What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

Many: These little buggers evolve so fast! you've heard of the flesh eating bacteria? Some strains are deadly to the point of no current antibiotic works against them now. Sorry, not a good answer to your question. Please ignore this answer. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

See below: Vre is vancomycin resistant enterococcus. Enterococcus is a type of streptococcus that normally colonized the colon and stool. Most strains are killed by the antibiotic vancomycin. Some strains are resistant to this drug and are thus called vre. ...Read more