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Systemic Mycoplasma Infection
Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. If inappropriate ab is used, or taken wrong, e.g. Not as long as rx'd, can lead to more infection, with resistant germ. Bigger problem is overgrowth of a bacteria in gut (c. Difficile) during or after ab use-causes toxin and diarrhea; can be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more
A pattern: In general a bacteria,like a staph abscess, enters the body and attacks a specific region or site, spreading locally. Viruses usually enter the body through the soft tissue of the oral cavity, eyes or nose.Viruses must enter tissue to survive and reproduce, then spread to the blood where they can quickly spread to all areas of the body, where it can trigger "systemic" symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MostCausedByVirusBut: Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses like UpperRespiratory Infections and Bronchitis Lower Respiratory Tract infections like Pnumonia and some cases of Bronchitis are caused by Bacteria and different antibiotocs are used depending on the type of infection Pneomococcal infection can be treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Zithromax,And others like legionaires disease are treated with Antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can cause it.: Doxycycline in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only stops bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the antibiotic is likely what contributed to the cause of a yeast infection. I treat my patients with infection with an anti-fungal agent. ...Read more
Less than: Staph infections are much more common than candida following a viral pneumonia, but certainly they can occur. Generally, overgrowth of candida that is local (thrush or vaginosis) can occur in any patient. Systemic candidiasis or candidal pneumonia is seen, but usually only in the immune compromised or severely ill patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (transplant or hiv) patients who are hospitalized. If your have a prostatic infection, it is most likely bacterial and candida is a urinary or culture contaminant. I recommend you see a urologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Managment of chronic breath bad for more than 10 years due to mycoplasma infection probably through oral sex with female.
No: The bad breath is not due to prior infection with mycoplasma. You need to be thoroughly examined first by a dentist for gum disease, and then by an ENT for sinus disease, and possible by a GI doctor for esophageal diverticulum. Ideally your pcp may be able to screen you for all of these. Discuss with them first. ...Read more
Chronic mycoplasma infection. Been on minocycline 4 weeks and no improvement at all. Also very few side effects. What's going on? What can I do?
More info needed: What sort of Mycoplasma infection are you concerned about? Pulmonary (lung) or genital? If genital, probably mycoplasma has nothing to do with it. Various mycoplasmas are normal in the genital tract, and a positive test doesn't mean it is the cause of your symptoms. If it were, the minocycline would have taken care of it. Maybe you should see a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with mycoplasma infection & wanted to know since I am breastfeeding if it can transfer through milk and to baby? Is it possible??
If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma could you pass this infection even if your currently takin medication for it ?
Doubtful: very rare to transmit if taking the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?
Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more
Is there any possibility suffer from ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?
Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan with the infection, ct may be ordered in follow-up to evaluate for resolution of the infection or persistent interstitial abnormality. If abnormalities on imaging remain, you may need additional testing, but as i said, this would be pretty unlikely. ...Read more
If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection.. Will I always have this infection ?
Normal bacteria: These are normal bacteria in the genital tract; at any time, half of all sexually active people have them. They are shared sexually, but rarely cause symptoms or disease. No treatment is needed for them. it is normal for them to reappear after treatment. You do not have "an infecion"; you are simply carrying normal bacteria. Maybe not "always" there, but probably a lot of the time. No worries! ...Read more
Is Doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? If not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred
Not reliable: Doxycycline (Doxylag and other brands) sometimes works against M. genitalium but is not reliable. However, doxy is one of the best treatments for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), even though 10-15% of NGU is due to MG. If you have a proved MG infection (positive test) or have NGU that didn't respond to doxy or azithromycin, ask your doctor about moxifloxacin. ...Read more
Daughter got severe mycoplasma pneumonia at her 1.5 yr. Now she is 3.5. she gets infection & fever often may be monthly. Her hemoglobin is low always.
Mgt/workup: Her low hemoglobin can be further investigated, with the number of red blood cells, white cells and platelets. Your physician may order a lead test and further testing to determine her need for iron supplementation. Lentils, beans, spinach and other high iron foods may be given. In addition, she should have a TB screening test. Children at her age can have 5-6 uncomplicated colds/yr ...Read more
For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.
Mycoplasma Hominis, : M. Hominis is generally susceptible in vitro to tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline). Fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are usually active in vitro against m. Hominis. Chloramphenicol mics are relatively high for m. Hominis (2 to 25 mcg/ml), m. Hominis is generally resistant to the macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin), aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, etc.). ...Read more
Which of my infections (lyme, mycoplasma, or bartonella) is most likely causing my muscle spasms and vasospasms?
Mycoplasma,Ureaplasma Infections-Non-respiratory (Mycoplasma genitalium,Mycoplasma hominis,Ureaplasma sp.) Which test is more accurate:culture or PCR?
PCR: These organisms are all difficult to grow. PCR is a far better test. ...Read more
Which doctors in SA specialize in successfully treating chronic Lyme disease and it’s co-infections Mycoplasma, Clamydia, Epstein-Barr and Coxsackie? I am looking for a doctor in South Africa that specialize in treating Lyme disease
Wrong place to ask: This is the HT public information site where docs, primarily in the USA answer health questions. You are welcome to use it for that purpose. We have no access to or information about local healthcare options/specialists around the world where this site is seen. You need to ask local sources such questions & use this site for general health questions. ...Read more
Mycoplasma pneumoniae ab IgG >5 (<=.9 neg, >=1.1 +) but low igm. Fatigue, poor digestion, been coughing up mucus for ~1. Chronic infection possible?
Anything possible: You need to be seen by a physician and evaluated appropriately. This cannot be done on the internet, and answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more
If I got prostatitis from oral sex. Can I pass it on to someone else. Chlmydia, gon, mycoplasma gen UU negative. really worried I could infect my wife?
Consider it so: Get in to see doc and get treated. Avoid "homework" until your doc thinks you are clear. Tell the spouse you got this possible staph infection from not peeing enough, or not having sex enough,or whatever else you come up with.She may suspect the truth but if you give her something that might be true she may spare you. ...Read more
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