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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

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Is MRSA cultured in urine a contaminant?

Is MRSA cultured in urine a contaminant?

More info needed.: Why was the culture done? was the person having any symptoms? Answer to your question will depend on whether or not the person was having urinary or systemic complain. MRSA in urine could be significant, or a contaminant depending on the clinical presentation. ...Read more

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Is staphylococcus aureus in the nose diagnosed?

Is staphylococcus aureus in the nose diagnosed?

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

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Is staph infections including MRSA in cats contagious to humans?

Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...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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Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

No: When bacteria is found in the blood it can be called bacteremia. If it gets severe affecting other body systems it can be called sepsis. ...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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Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

No. : Sepsis is the body's response to an infection no matter where it is. ...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 strep mitis always consider contaminant from blood culture?

Is strep mitis always consider contaminant from blood culture?

Context!: In many cases, yes- but it depends on the situation. If one was to have a single positive blood culture set out of 2 or 3 sets, and the patient is feeling better without interventions, it may be because of a contamination. However, if someone with terrible teeth has a prosthetic device, clinical symptoms, and labs consistent with an infection, then it may actually be a real infection. ...Read more

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Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Skin contmaination: Coag negative staph on urine culture is not of pathological significance. Please consult the site below for preparation for specimen collection to avoid contamination. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-culture. ...Read more