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Doctor insights on: Staphylococcus Epidermidis Colony Morphology

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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?

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

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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Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Staph vs Strep: This is a complex subject that is not conducive to extensive discussion here. Suggest you get a microbiology text. Staphylococci are larger and grow more in clumps than chains. Staph that produce coagulase are species aureus, the others are a wide variety of less pathogenic organisms except for lugdenensis which has characteristics of aureus in producing disease. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus reproduce?

How does staphylococcus reproduce?

Fission: 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

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What organs does staphylococcus target?

What organs does staphylococcus target?

Staph infections: Staph, or Staphylococcus aureus, is one of the 'bullies' of the microbial world. In fact, it will often attack the 'weak spot' - such as a bad back or site of previous injury. So it kind of depends on 'where' the weaknesses are. Hopefully you have good doctors that can guide you. Infectious disease doctors are specialists when it comes to Staph infections - so feel free to ask more Qs here on HT. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

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

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What environments can staphylococcus be found?

What environments can staphylococcus be found?

Everywhere: Staph can be found on your hands, and often inside your nose. Good handwashing is the best way to keep yourself safe. ...Read more

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Will a wound make staphylococcus aureus worse?

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

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What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

What is yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus?

Staphylococcus: This is an eyeball estimate of the numbers of this particular bacteria contained in a clinical specimen sent for culture. It is generally of no meaning, depending upon the area from which the specimen was collected and the species of staphylococcus cultured. ...Read more

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What is the whole life cycle of staphylococcus aureus?

S. aureus: S.Aureus can be a nasty bug; is it a skin infection or a respiratory infection?
There are many different antibiotics that can be used in treatment of the infection, but you really need to see a physician for an answer to this malady. ...Read more

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What is the nutrition process of staphylococcus aureus?

What is the nutrition process of staphylococcus aureus?

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

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How does staphylococcus aureus cause disease or sickness?

How does staphylococcus aureus cause disease or sickness?

Usually doesn't: A common bacteria found on the skin of the body. Can cause infection if it gets into a cut or wound. ...Read more

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Which are the foods that can contain staphylococcus aureus?

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

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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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What's the difference between stapholococcus and staphylococcus?

What's the difference between stapholococcus and staphylococcus?

Staphylococcus: The correct spelling is Staphylococcus, which is a name for types of bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (also known as Staph aureus or S. aureus). The other word (stapholococcus) is a misspelling. ...Read more

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Does staphylococcus aureus is gone when is treat, i used to have it , but i don't know?

Staph: Staph aureus is a normal microbe on human skin. At times it causes infections. You cannot totally eradicate it. ...Read more

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What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

What is coagulase-negative staphylococcus?

CN Staph: Staphylococcus comes in two main 'flavors'-Staph aureus which is coagulase positive, and a whole bunch of other Staph species which don't have the enzyme (Coagulase NEGATIVE Staph). This includes species such as S. epidermidis or S. haemolyticus. Usually these germs don't cause disease UNLESS there's a foreign body like an IV line, pace-maker, or some other device the patient needs. Ask an ID doc. ...Read more

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I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

See MD: I don't know why you have staph and candida. Heve you been on a lot of antibiotics of for a long time? Do you have an immune disorder. These infections need a workup at least an internist followed by either infectious disease or immunology ...Read more

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Does staphylococcus epidermidis affect your sperm? And how we can treat it?

Does staphylococcus epidermidis affect your sperm? And how we can treat it?

Staph epi: I'm a little confused what you're asking. Staph epi covers all of our skin and is very benign; on the other hand there should be no bacteria in semen. Are you saying you have a semen analysis with s. Epi in it? If so it can be treated with antibiotics from your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know the gram stain reaction without doing a gram stain in staphylococcus epidermidis?

How can I know the gram stain reaction without doing a gram stain in staphylococcus epidermidis?

Gram positive cocci: You need to do a gram stain to see gram positive organisms like Staphylococci which are gram positive. S. epidermidis is coagulate negative while Staph.aureus coagulate positive. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Some labs do not : Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women. ...Read more

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My daughter's ENT nurse just called telling me she has Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus Warneri. What could cause these?

My daughter's ENT nurse just called telling me she has Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus Warneri. What could cause these?

Has them where?: those bugs are common on our skin and body surface/orifices, so was that a test that she performed on her blood or had a swab showing this result? and what is she suffering from? ...Read more