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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What can I do if I have staphylococcus saprophyticus in my vagina?

What can I do if I have staphylococcus saprophyticus in my vagina?

No Symptoms no RX: 25% of people carry this bacteria in their nose, rectum and vagina, and causes no symptoms. But if you want to get rid of the bacteria you can use local anibiotics in vagina, if there is coexisting urinary infection than you need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Thomas Rayson
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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

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Urine Culture Results 50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms Meaning?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Neal Hakimi
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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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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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