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Tests For Klebsiella Pneumonia
What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?
Multiple tests: Imaging of the lung and in particular ct scan of the chest can often help define the kind of interstitial lung disease, in addition pulmonary function tests can quantify the amount of lung function loss. Blood tests that detect abnormal antibodies seen in inflammatory diseases associated with interstitial pneumonia can be helpful, for example tests for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?
It depends: More information will be needed to answer your question. Is the elderly female symptomatic? (fever, urinary complain, etc). Depending on her clinical presentation, treatment will vary from no treatment (asymptomatic) to oral or IV antibiotic (if symptomatic or life threatening) ...Read more
Would bacitracin, novobiocin, and optochin susceptibility tests be effective tests for gram negative bacteria?
Sensitivity test: Yes. But the proof is in the giving of them to the patient. ...Read more
I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens ( proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs. Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured. ...Read more
I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?
Possibly: This needs evaluation by a urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Various: There are antibody panels (in which the diagnosis is retrospective), and pcrs and non-specific indicators as well as cultures for some. These may be viral, mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella, tb, fungal and others. The tests ordered will depend upon the history and physical exam and initial lab results. ...Read more
X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli.
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?
Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more
Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?
Not necessarily : the strongest association has been seen when people have this infection in their blood and/or heart valves. Even with these infections, colon cancer is only discovered in perhaps 25% of people. the association is not as strong with infections at other sites. depending on your age and risk factors- it is always a good idea to see a doctor and determine if a colonoscopy is indicated. ...Read more
HAI Klebsiella Pneumonia UTI positive last month. Is it not important to determine strain to treat? 2 positive cultures already. Informing hospital?
Sensitivity to meds: iys not the strain. Usually when they do cultures they check which antibiotics will work for it and which have resistance. That can help treat the infection properly. Some people who are prone to UTIs, can get same bacteria over and over. Talk to your doctor what can be done to prevent recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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