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Staph Aureus In Blood
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Staph is not a common throat pathogen. ...Read more
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
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
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
A total of 8 different organisms in my wound: e. Coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, are these hospital acquired infections?
Yes.: They can all be hospital acquired infections. ...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
Staph aureus skin infection without strain description. Would strain emphasis if staph aureus was of normal flora or contracted through other means?
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?
All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
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
Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?
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