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Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Why streptomycin should not be administered in patients with myasthenia?

Effect on junction: Streptomycin is one of the aminoglycosides which is a class of anitbiotics that affects the neuromuscular junction. This is the area involved in myasthenia gravis. More specifically streptomycin can block the acetylcholine receptor and can also prevent the release of acetylcholine. See more at: http://archive.Ispub.Com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-neurology/volume-10-number-2. ...Read more

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Streptomycin (Definition)

Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon. , . ...Read more

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What exactly is streptomycin?

What exactly is streptomycin?

Aminoglycoside: This antibiotic was one of the earliest discovered and used primarily to treat tuberculosis. It is also used to treat some very severe bacterial infections, but because it is quite toxic, its use is limited. ...Read more

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Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Why does streptomycin cause ototoxicity in babies?

Ototoxic in all: Streptomycin can ototoxic in all ages of patients. It is specifically more vestibulotoxic, meaning that it disrupts balance more than hearing. There is evidence that patients with impaired renal function are more prone to toxic effects. Studies indicate that cochleotoxic effects of aminoglycosides are less common in neonates and children than adults. The exact reason for this is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

What is the treatment for streptomycin overdose?

No direct treatment: If excessive amounts of streptomycin have been received, they will be excreted by the body and time will prevail. If they created toxic damage, primarily to the vestibular division of the acoustic (8th) nerve or to the kidneys, only part of the damage is reversible. ...Read more

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Would any treatment for deafness result in streptomycin?

Would any treatment for deafness result in streptomycin?

Question is reversed: I am assuming the question is would any treatment with streptomycin result in deafness. The answer is no. Streptomycin usually produces a severe permanent sensori-neural hearing loss. One would need to see the audiogram to determine if a hearing aid would help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor won't give me streptomycin because he says it won't do anything. what do I do?

What do you suggest if my doctor won't give me streptomycin because he says it won't do anything. what do I do?

WhyDoYouWantStreptom: Why do you want streptomycine.It is an old Antibiotic not used these days in USA because of toxic effects on kidneys and hearing loss It is still used in third world countries for Tubeculosis,Tularemia,plague and endocarditis.And it is given by injection Your doctor is right and I suggest you fallow his/her advice ...Read more

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Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus. Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic still in common use today to treat many types of infections. E.Coli are bacteria that are a normal part of the bacterial flora of all mammals including man. Shiga toxin producing e. Coli from cattle cause bloody diarrhea and hus. ...Read more