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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

What causes prostatitis?  All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist . ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What are the tests for interstitial pneumonia?

What are the tests for interstitial pneumonia?

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

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What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?

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

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Bronchitis how is a sputum culture done?

Bronchitis how is a sputum culture done?

Cough and spit: Sputum in expelled into a cup and it is examined under a microscope and smeared on culture plate for organisms to grow. ...Read more

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I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?

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

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Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

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

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What are the tests for atypical pneumonia?

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

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What antibiotics are typical for a patient with septicemia, gram pos. Cocci?

What antibiotics are typical for a patient with septicemia, gram pos. Cocci?

Consider source: The source has a lot to do with the antibiotic. It is common to use a third generation cephalosporin and/or a quinolone. Vancomycin is an option if resistant staph is possible. ...Read more

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What is negative cough test for tuberculosis?

What is negative cough test for tuberculosis?

Forget it: The gold standard is igra if positive get cxr if uncertain get ct if uncertain get bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Culture: I am not sure what urinary stream you mean but a clean catch which is sent for a urine culture is sent from the midstream if possible and if not possible must clean the outside of the genital prior to voiding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?

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

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HAI Klebsiella Pneumonia UTI positive last month. Is it not important to determine strain to treat? 2 positive cultures already. Informing hospital?

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 more

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How is the testing done for legionella pneumophila?

How is the  testing done for legionella pneumophila?

Urine test: There is a very accurate and rapid urine test to detect infection with legionella. The organism can also be cultured from sputum though this is more difficult. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

Sputum culture: Sputum sent for culture to see if any bacteria grow. Chest x-ray may not be helpful and bronchoscope in extreme cases may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the tests for TB infection?

What are the tests for TB infection?

Several: The most conclusive is a culture of sputum that grows tb. A biopsy can show TB when examined under the microscope. Indirect tests include chest x ray, skin test ppd, and special blood test quantiferon. ...Read more

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