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Doctor insights on: Serratia Liquefaciens Morphology

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Where can you get serratia?

Where can you get serratia?

Everywhere: Serratia marcescens is ubiquitous. It is commonly found in soil, water, plants and animals. It is widely present in non potable water in underdeveloped countries due to poor chlorination and bread.
Source microbewiki. Kenyon. Edu. ...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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Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the structure of those different classes of bacteria. Make sure you ask your doctor 'what' is the rationale for treatment. Hopefully there is Gram Negative coverage included in your regimen. An Infectious Diseases doctor may be needed if things get tough ...Read more

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Is escherichia coli and serratia marcescens the same thing?

Is escherichia coli and serratia marcescens the same thing?

No: They are not the same thing, but they are both gram negative, rod shaped bacterium in the enterobacter family. ...Read more

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What is the effect of Serratia marcescens inside the Vagina?

What is the effect of Serratia marcescens inside the Vagina?

Probably nothing: This is mostly a harmless bacteria. It probably doesn't mean anything at all. But discuss with the doctor who did the vaginal culture. ...Read more

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How long should it take for Levoflaxin to kick in for Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia In the sinuses? I've been taking it 4 days.

How long should it take for Levoflaxin to kick in for Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia In the sinuses? I've been taking it 4 days.

5 days.: Sinus infections are tough to treat because the blood supply to the sinuses is poor (the arteries are small). It may take 5 days of antibiotics before you start to see some change in the color of the mucus. If no change at all, call your doc If you are only 50% better by the time you finish the antibiotic, it means it's working, but you need a second course to kill all the rest of the germs. ...Read more

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Why did a sinus culture test positive for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Serratia marcescens but no white cells?

Why did a sinus culture test positive for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Serratia marcescens but no white cells?

Commensals: Without white cells on a smear, very likely these are harmless microbes that just happened to be living there. ...Read more

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Could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD make me susceptible to Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in two sinus cultures?

Could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD make me susceptible to Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in two sinus cultures?

Maybe but less likel: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is an immunomodulator and can certainly increase the chance for certain infections. I don't think it is a very significant amount of increase though. On the other hand, Stenotrophomonas tend to be seen in individuals that have had recurrent exposure to different antibiotics. I would guess you might have had recurrent sinusitis (or other infections) where you were treated with abx. ...Read more

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Long term effects of serratia marcescens if found in the throat?

Long term effects of serratia marcescens if found in the throat?

Probably nothing: Transient colonization of the oro-pharynx with gram-negative bacteria may occur in normal individuals. If it persists it may be due to smoking or some underlying defect in upper respiratory immune functions. Generally, however, this will clear fairly rapidly. This organism has a fascinating history, and may have helped alexander the great topple the city of tyre in lebanon. ...Read more

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I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?

I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?

No: Why do you think you have gastroenteritis? Why do you think serratia is causing whatever symptoms you have? If you do not have diarrhea or vomiting, then what DO you have???? If you think you are sick, stop fooling around and see a health pro. ...Read more

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history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more

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I had a throat culture done and it came back with a bacteria infection serratia mercescens, what is this?

I had a throat culture done and it came back with a bacteria infection serratia mercescens, what is this?

Probably commensal: Serratia seldom infects the throat and is often normal flora. Unless it's the predominant bug and the infection is obviously serious and looks bacterial, it may be best to ignore it. Antibiotics aren't innocuous medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been using a waterpik unit that I discovered has a pink mold (serratia marcescens?) in the tubing, concerned that I may get a blood infection from using this "infected water" around my gums.

I have been using a waterpik unit that I discovered has a pink mold (serratia marcescens?) in the tubing, concerned that I may get a blood infection from using this "infected water" around my gums.

Throw it out!: It is very hard to be sure the tubing is cleaned out properly. Best to discard the unit and buy a new one. You could try to contact the company to see if you can easily purchase and install new tubing. An excellent water pik is under $60. I would feel more comfortable with a new unit since you do not know what else has been contaminated. Be sure to change your tips every 3-4 months! ...Read more

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During a throat culture I was found to have scant growth of serratia marcescens. After 5 weeks of Augmentin and Bacterim I am still positive for scant growth of serratia. I don't feel bad, or still have symptoms. Do I have an underlying illness?

During a throat culture I was found to have scant growth of serratia marcescens. After 5 weeks of Augmentin and Bacterim I am still positive for scant growth of serratia. I don't feel bad, or still have symptoms. Do I have an underlying illness?

Normal, no harm: Serratia marcescens is harmless, with very rare exceptions (e.g. blood infections in people with advanced cancer or chemotherapy). This and similar bacteria are always present after several weeks of antibiotics. What illness was being treated with augmentin and bactrim? If taking these drugs on your own, stop them now and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?

Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?

Low IgG: With the picture depicted, you need to be evaluated by allergy / immubology service at a tertiary care hospital, (a university hospital or a teaching hospital), you most probably have an immunodeficiency problem for whatever reason, you might need admission and IV antibiotics to clear the infection and manage the condition from there, goodluck ...Read more

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What is RBC morphology rev?

What is RBC morphology rev?

Review of the: Red blood cells for size, shape, color and variability of the above. ...Read more

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My morphology is 14% is conception possible?

My morphology is 14% is conception possible?

How are the other #s: If your 14% is W.H.O. it's low, but may be okay depending one the other numbers. If 14% is Kruger (or strict) it's very good. Need to know all the numbers to say though, not just one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between morphology and histology?

Histology is the mic: Morphology is the shape of something. Histology refers to the microscopic appearance of a tissue. ...Read more

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What are the morphology, biochemical test and culture of streptococcus?

What are the morphology, biochemical test and culture of streptococcus?

Streptococcus: The streptococci are a diverse group of bacteria that are all gram-positive small round organisms often seen in chains on Gram's staining. They are easy to culture on standard media, but some may require reduced redox potentials for optimum growth. They can be further classified by the type of hemolysis, their serology and so forth. You need a course in microbiology. ...Read more

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What specific diet could drastically contribute to enhanced motility & morphology?

What specific diet could drastically contribute to enhanced motility & morphology?

Organic whole foods: There is growing evidence that a wide variety of common environmental toxins such as pesticides can reduce fertility & sperm quality. I advise a diet of organic whole foods emphasizing fruits & vegies. Dairy from grass-fed cows, grass-fed beef (if you eat it), organic eggs, only wild fish low in mercury. Avoid gmo foods, fried foods, trans fats. While not proven, this can only help improve fertility. ...Read more

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What is the morphology of polio?

What is the morphology of polio?

Polio: The polio virus has a capsid morphology that is non enveloped icosahedral symmetry. The genome is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA genome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: morphology?

What is the definition or description of: morphology?

Shape: 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 have no abnormal morphology. ...Read more

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Is DNA fragmentation related to morphology?

Is DNA fragmentation related to morphology?

Semen?: Yes, and shows a general problem in male fertility. Occurs with age, low sperm counts and any condition taht does that. ...Read more

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Can I get my wife pregnant with a low morphology?

Can I get my wife pregnant with a low morphology?

Could be...: It may be perfectly possible, it depends how "low" the morphology is. This is reported as a number, a percentage - do you know what yours is? ...Read more

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What should be normal morphology of sprrm for fertilization?

What should be normal morphology of sprrm for fertilization?

Check out this link: Have fun and god bless u! http://www. Uhmc. Sunysb. Edu/urology/male_infertility/semen_analysis. Html. ...Read more

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What is RBC morphology and what does it mean when your ovalocytes are at +1?

What is RBC morphology and what does it mean when your ovalocytes are at +1?

Red blood cells: Rbc morphology defines the size, shape, color and other factors necessary to help determine causes for abnormalities. Ovalocytes at 1% may mean very little, particularly if the value was determined by a computer rather than a microscopic exam of the blood. Labs are of very little value unless combined with a thorough history, physical exam and assessment by a knowledgeable thoughtful physician. ...Read more

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After third failed iui, what to do next? Our only issue is low morphology 3% strict. Thanks

After third failed iui, what to do next? Our only issue is low morphology 3% strict. Thanks

Depends: Depends on how aggressive you want to be with treatment. You may try a few more IUI cycles, or you can move on to ivf. ...Read more