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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

Morphology (Definition)

As used in pathology, this is the abnormal shapes and arrangements of organs, tissues, cells, and components of cells that enable the diagnosis of disease and help to understand its impact. Some diseases involve only abnormal function of normal-appearing parts and thus ...Read more


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Hi Doc, had UTI test. Result: Epithelial cells 1-2/HPF, pus Cells 2-3/HPF, colony count 100,000 cfu/ml. Organism Isolated:Staphylococcus saprophyticus?

Possible UTI: The organism you described is a skin contaminant and is not considered a pathological bacteria it is not the bacteria that has given you a bladder infection. If you have pain on urination or pain around the belly you may have a bladder infection these values in your urine analysis are not diagnostic of a UTI. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What does culture yielded growth of staphylococcus aureus mean?

What does culture yielded growth of staphylococcus aureus mean?

Common skin germ: Staph aureus is just a common skin germ that is often found in abscesses or pustules. It is considered more invasive or aggressive than many other skin germs.MRSA is one strain of this germ. ...Read more

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Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram [email protected]+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal [email protected] nil, do ihve to wory?

Psmear result, pus cell 6-8, epithelial cell ++, gram +vecocci++@+vebacili+, gram-vecocci, -vebacili nil, fungal hype@trichomonas nil, do  ihve to wory?

No worry : The primary purpose of pap smear is to detect cancer or pre-cancerous changes of the cervix. Nothing in your report suggests that. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria along with some fungus, epithelial cells, and leukocytes are all normal inhabitants of the vaginal flora. The presence of trichomonas (std) or hpv (std linked to cancer of cervix) would be abnormalities requiring treatment. ...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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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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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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What does fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp mean?

What does fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp mean?

Probably candida: This is how we describe fungi that are probably candida when we see them on a smear taken directly from the patient. What they mean is for your physician to decide. ...Read more

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Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and 	
Urine Culture	PROTEUS MIRABILIS both
> 100,000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical. If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there. ...Read more

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Gram Stain Result Few Polys Rare Gram negative rods N>10,000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Gram Stain Result	
Few Polys
Rare Gram negative rods
N>10,000 CFU/mL normal upper respiratory flora present no squamous epithelial cells seen?

Context: gram negative rods not so common and that seems a large amt. This implies an infection requiring particular antibiotics and this is not the more common cause of sinus/bronchitis but Hemophilus ...Read more

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Aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. Anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. Does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?

Aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. Anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. Does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?

No: Aerobic means it grows in oxygen. Anaerobic means the bacteria grow in the absence of oxygen. Whether bacteria are aerobic or anaerobic does not determine how hard those bacteria are to treat. That is determined by whether we have readily available antibiotics capable of killing them. ...Read more

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10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

Local yeast infection: some time local yeast infection may cause anal and/or vaginal itching. Monistate local cream application may help. If there is high leukocyte count in urine, she needs a urine culture to make sure there is no urinary tract infection (UTI) ...Read more

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Is legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Is  legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Prokaryotic: Legionella is a bacterium without a nucleus and is therefore a prokaryote. ...Read more

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CULT FUNGI Result 1 Colony Sterile mold, does not produce conidia necessary for identification. 1 Colony Yeast not Cryptococcus neoformans.Explain ?

Petri dish jargon: This is the microbiologist's report on two single colonies of different fungi. One is a yeast form and one is a mould. Neither can be identified as to what 'species' it is, but it doesn't matter since these are what we call 'contaminants'. I suspect this was a 'sputum' sample? This occurs quite commonly in those specimens. If you're not feeling well, good to see the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Does rare bacteria in urinalysis means uti?

No: Both men and women will have rare bacteria in a simple voided specimen . In the absence of other bladder sx usually has no significance. If the pt has other long standing GU problems then a more complete eval may be necessary . ...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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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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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 causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

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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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?

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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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