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Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

Will cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia and proteus mirabillis bacteria?

It may: But you need to do sensitivity testing against the particular strain of organism isolated, and with the increasing frequency of resistance development this is an essential component of management. ...Read more

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Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read more

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Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Not contagious: This is a normal bacteria in the intestines. Sometimes it causes urinary tract infection, especially in women. But it isn't transmitted sexually or otherwise. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?

All major std negative. Urine culture shows  staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for Staph, then undergo treatment as recommended by your doctor and likely your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Urine Culture Results 50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms Meaning?

Urine Culture Results
50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus
10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms
Meaning?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...Read more

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Coagulase negative staph in urine contageous?

Coagulase negative staph in urine contageous?

No: Coagulase negative staphylococcus species are normal inhabitants of everyone's skin. A bladder infection with these bacteria is not contageous. ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results:  10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae)	AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10,000 ...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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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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How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49: 038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms 038.49 other. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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What is proteus mirabalis treated with?

What is proteus mirabalis treated with?

Many antibiotics: Proteus mirabilis is generally quite sensitive to antibiotics commonly used for gram negative infections such as cephalosporins, quinolones, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) many penicillins etc. Some multiply resistant strains exist so sensitivity tests are done by the microbiology lab. ...Read more

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Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. >100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species. 20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. What's it mean?

Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. 
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. 
What's it mean?

Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read more

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What is bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

What is  bacteria streptomyces aureofaciens?

Streptomyces: Streptomyces aureofaciens is in the Streptomyces species of bacteria. It is using in making tetracycline antibiotics ...Read more

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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine. ...Read more

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How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. ...Read more

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What is a streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection?

What is a streptococcus viridans urinary tract infection?

UTI: This would be a very unusual cause of UTI and would question the diagnosis and the manner in which the urine culture was obtained. It can conceivably happen but would be quite uncommon. ...Read more

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How can proteus mirabilis tramitted? What are the ways it can be transmitted or transfer?

How can proteus mirabilis tramitted? What are the ways it can be transmitted or transfer?

Contact: Proteus can be transmitted like many bacteria by human to human contact. Proteus is normal in your gut. Good hygiene including frequent hand washing is key. Male sure to disinfect your computer keyboard. ...Read more

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Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? And in what cases it becomes resistant??

Is it normal that proteus mirabilis becomes resistant to prulifloxacin? And in what cases it becomes resistant??

Yes: Some bacteria, (fortunately not all), including P. Mirabilis, can become resistant to any antibiotic which it was previously sensitive to. This usually happens when the bacteria has been exposed to that antibiotic ( or a similar antibiotic from the same group) on a number of occasions and it develops a mechanism to evade the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

A question answered here said proteus mirabilis can be passed by human contact. Then i asked if it could be passed sexually. Answer was no. Is it true?

Yes, no, or maybe: Depends on how one looks at the words. Sexual contact is a type of human contact, so anything that can be transmitted by human contact obviously can be transmitted by sexual contact. However, doctors usually only say the typical std's (sti's, sexually transmitted infections) are transmitted sexually. Chicken pox can go from person to person while they have sex, but it's "not sexually transmitted". ...Read more

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What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

Normal.: Proteus Mirabilis is a normal part of the human gastrointestinal bacterial flora. No worries. ...Read more

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How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

How common is an infection from  proteus mirabilis?

Common: Proteus mirabilis is often found as a cause of urinary tract infection. Because the bug produces a urease enzyme, the urea in the urine is metabolized into ammonia. This will make the ph of the urine alkaline and can be associated with urinary tract calculi (stones). ...Read more

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What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

What is the bacterial growth pattern of proteus mirabilis?

Spreader: This motile bacteria will spread out across the surface of an agar plate and often obliterate the growth of other organisms which may be present. It ferments lactose and produces urease, releasing ammonia which make the area alkaline. If this happens in the urine due to infection it can result in kidney stones. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get with the bacteria proteus mirabilis in men and women?

What symptoms do you get with the bacteria proteus mirabilis in men and women?

Proteus mirabilis: This is a potential cause of urinary tract infection, or if you have spillage of fecal contents into the peritoneum from a bowel perforation it may be part of the polymicrobial flora. There is nothing specific about the symptoms due to this gram-negative bacillus, one of the enterobacteriaceae. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a urinanaylsis and a urine culture? Which would be best to detect proteus mirabilis? Would both be able to do it?

Whats the difference between a urinanaylsis and a urine culture? Which would be best to detect proteus mirabilis? Would both be able to do it?

Cultures are best: A urinalysis is a quick check of the urine that shows the presence of blood, protein, ph, specific gravity, and a quick evaluation of possible infection. It can be done in a couple of minutes by machine. A urine culture takes about 48 hours and will identify the bacterial organism and give the physician a list of the the proper antibiotics to use. ...Read more

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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is amoxcillin a good treatment for proteus mirabilis?

Is amoxcillin a good treatment for proteus mirabilis?

Proteus mirabilis: I am assuming you have UTI with this organism. If so, Amoxicillin may be quite effective, assuming the strain you have is sensitive. Of greater concern is the fact that this bug is often present more often in complicated utis and perhaps this should be discussed with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I read that proteus mirabilis produces ammonia? So what if i disinfect a area with ammonia or windex? Will it disinfect it or make it stronger?

I read that proteus mirabilis produces ammonia? So what if i disinfect a area with ammonia or windex? Will it disinfect it or make it stronger?

Proteus mirabilis: Proteus mirabilis produces ammonia as a by-product of its metabolism, it does not use it as a food source. Wiping down an area with an ammonia-based cleaner will not make it stronger. By-products of metabolism are often actually toxic to the organism. Using an ammonia-based cleaner should disinfect well. ...Read more

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What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

What to do if i found out i had a UTI caused by proteus mirabilis. My doctor said my boyfriend doesn't need to be treated?

Correct: Proteus is normal body flora that just somehow overgrew. The same is true of other urinary tract infections. Vigorous sexual activity increases the risk for a woman to get a bacterial urinary tract infection, but the partner need not be treated. ...Read more

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I had proteus mirabilis in vagina not in urine. Could my husband get it from me since it was in my vagina? How would he get tested

I had proteus mirabilis in vagina not in urine. Could my husband get it from me since it was in my vagina? How would he get tested

Proteus mirabilis: This common bowel organism, if culture vaginally may or may not be significant because its motility allows it to overgrow other organisms, if any, on the culture plate. It is unlikely, although conceivable, that your husband may become colonized, and potentially infected. Not worth testing for unless he becomes symptomatic. ...Read more

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What if i give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

What if i give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

Oral sex and UTI: If you have oral sex with a person with a uti, you will not get a uti. The most common cause of a UTI in a woman is by having bacteria entering the bladder through the urethra. That would not happen during oral sex. ...Read more

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A seminal liquid sample showed Proteus Mirabilis. After a 20day course of cipro the next sample shows Klebsiella Species. How is this possible ?

A seminal liquid sample showed Proteus Mirabilis.  After a 20day course of cipro the next sample shows Klebsiella Species.  How is this possible ?

Suspect Prostatitis: It doesn't quite make sense 'why' you would have 2 different germs come up at separate intervals. I wonder first of all if you had real symptoms compatible with a prostatitis or male genito-urinary infection? Then, the collection of the sample - if it was done with sterile technique (BOTH times?), and finally the 'sensitivity' profile of each germ -which might help explain these findings. Talk 2MD ...Read more

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I had proteus mirabilis. I am pregnant so want my husband tested for it. Would he need a urine test or a culture? If so what type of doctor is needed?

I had proteus mirabilis. I am pregnant so want my husband tested for it. Would he need a urine test or a culture? If so what type of doctor is needed?

He does not need: Bacteria that cause bladder infections are not considered std's. Unless he has symptoms of a bladder infection (which is rare in men) he does not need testing. You, on the other hand, need treatment during a pregnancy for a UTI and a followup culture in a couple of weeks to assure that it is cleared. And then a culture each trimester would be indicated. ...Read more