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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics: Staphylococcal Aureus is a type of gram positive bacteria that is capable of causing infection. Being sensitive means that Oxacillin, a type of antibiotic will kill this particular type of Staph. It is possible that some forms of Staphylococci are "resistant" to oxacillin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surface Culture: A sterile cotton swab is carefully inserted into the nasal cavity to sample the surface mucosal lining of the nose and inserted into a sterile gel containing container. The kit is sent to a microbiology lab where the gel is then biologically processed to allow for bacterial growth. If microorganisms grow, they are identified under the microscope to diagnose staphylococcus aureus or rule it out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be normal.: S. lugdunensis can be part of the normal bacteria which s found on the skin. In some cases, like other strep. germs it can also cause disease in some people, especially if there is a break in the skin or it gets into the blood.. It is very easily treated. Any skin germ can be transferred to another person. But it may not cause disease unless it also gets into the bleed or through the skin. . ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Site/susceptibility: In any infection, seriousness depends not only on bug but the host. Bug factor: site infection (blood vs skin colonizer ; all in between), virulence of organism, resistance to antibiotics. Host factors: concomitant illnesses, nutritional status, immune function, functional capacity. We see more ; more resistant organisms so this is a discussion you need to have w/your doc and ? An infection md. ...Read more
My 5yo trachee has been positive for esbl kleb o. Now each aspirate also is + for "staph" - is it MRSA & docs are evasive? Isn't MRSA just esbl staph
Colonizers?: The major question in trach cultures is always whether the organisms are causing illness. Sputum cannot be sterilized and always has colonizing organisms, with staph being most commonly found; resistance patterns in colonizers is less important. Discomfort with this complexity may account for the perception that a doc is not giving a "straight" answer. ...Read more
Staph aureus: Colonization is not infection. You can possibly interrupt the carriage state using nasal Mupirocin ointment twice a day and washing only with soap containing chlorhexadine for a month or more. This will reduce or clear carriage state in about 50% of persons. It can be gotten again from others who touch you when they are colonized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common bacteria: I assume a culture was performed. This bacteria is very common and can be found on many surfaces including skin. It becomes a problem when it gets passed the barrier of the skin and often causes boils and skin infections. With anitbiotics it can be treated but is quickly becoming resistant to them. Sensitivities are often performed so your provider can chose the drug best suited. ...Read more
How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?
Taking Doxy for Urethritis due to S. Aureus. I'm on day 7. Should I still feel some burning after pee? When will symptoms go away?
Return to doctor: Very unusual. S aureus rarely causes urethritis; in 40 years in the STD business, I have never seen or heard of it. And if staph is the cause, doxy would not normally be the recommended treatment. Even if present (e.g. positive culture), staph may not be the cause of the your urethritis. Were you tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas? Doxy is excellent for chlamydia but not the others. ...Read more
What is the antibiotic of choice for ttt of infection with s.Aureus and g-anaerobes eikenella corrodens in pt allergic to penecillin ?!
Depends: The choice is subject to the sensivity of the staph in the test tube, the area of the infection being treated and whether there is loculation of infection that needs surgical drainage. Eikenella is usually present in the oral cavity and is also a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Need much more information to give you a meaningful response. ...Read more
I got culture 3 m ago that detected s. aureus in my nose, more. 3 weeks of amoxicillin with clavulate but a culture 3 weeks later came up the same. I read mupirocin is best but can't buy paraffin based in my country. What to do?
Why eradicate?: Eradication ( decolonization) is only necessary in certain situations. Please check with your doc to make sure that you really need to be treated. If so the best plan would indeed be to use topical agents including mupirocin and chlorhexidine plus or minus orals. Mupirocina / Bactroban is available in Mexico. ...Read more
Chronic lumbar back pain MRI normal, high WBC 15.1, lymphocytes, and neutrophils high. S.Aureus in nose, boils in groin. What's going on? What next?
Can be many things,,: There are many possibilities here. There might be a straight-forward infection causing high WBC and neutrophils with a nasal infection, and/or there may be a viral issue like a cold which could explain the high lymphocytes. The groin issue could mean a venereal disease, like chlamydia or a local infection, or there might be a blood disease like leukemia. More tests (blood smear) may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read more
Reverse is true: Staph. Is a very common bacteria found in our everyday environment. Some people even carry it in their nose and don't even know it! it doesn't become a problem until it gets into a break on the skin and causes infection. An infected wound won't heal until the body's immune system can kill and remove all bacteria which is dramatically improved with antibiotics. ...Read more
Diffusion: Thank you for being candid about your writing a science paper. This is a very basic question about microbiology, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to go to a good textbook of microbiology and learn the essentials rather than try to get answers piecemeal from physicians. ...Read more
Many foods: Staph aureus food poisoning diarrhea and severe abdominal pain, starting within 30 minutes to 8 hours of eating the contaminated food and lasting about 1 day. Common foods at risk are salads made with mayonnaise and eggs, cream filled pastries, but any food that is not served at the recommended temperature can harbor the bacteria. ...Read more
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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