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Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely: Speciation of bacterial colonies grown in a urine culture is pretty accurate. Of course, mislabeled specimens (e.g. From another patient) and other such processing errors can occur, but this would be uncommon. Your results are probably correct. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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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I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

Let me explain: When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other. ...Read more

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My MIL's urine culture shows colony count > 100, 000 of klebsiella spp. She is 69 yrs old, diabetic. Can we treat using medicines & avoid hospitalizat?

My MIL's urine culture shows colony count > 100, 000 of klebsiella spp. She is 69 yrs old, diabetic. Can we treat using medicines & avoid hospitalizat?

Two things: 1:She needs to see her doctor about klebsiella.
2: She is not a "diabetic' - she has "diabetes". Her goal should be to gradually rid herself of diabetes. She must have a dietitian see her and slowly teach her how to rid herself of diabetes. Yes, it can and should happen - not overnight but within the next year. If she does things properly she will be telling all her family and friends. ...Read more

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Our baby has effected klebsiella bacteria. Found from urine culture test. Is that serious?

Common germ: This is not the most common but is a common germ for urinary tract infections. It generally responds to a number of antibiotics. ...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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Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Klebsiella: Is an enteric pathogen. If it is causing a urinary tract infection, you will need to take antibiotics. If a urine infection occurs in a male patient, he needs to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100, 000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Is levaquin 250mg po x3 days adequate dosing for a UTI w/ KLEBSIELLA OXYTOCA and Urine Culture PROTEUS MIRABILIS both > 100, 000 CFU/ML for age 89?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Frequently they work but the patient is 89 and you don't reveal any of her medical. If it doesn't clear up then you have to get a "clean catch" urine sample for a fresh culture and sensitivity and proceed from there. ...Read more

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Pain in back side at kidneys and wave, tested CT scan results are normal, urine culture find klebsiella species. Dr prescribed ciprofloxacin. Not clear.

Pain in back side at kidneys and wave, tested CT scan results are normal, urine culture find klebsiella species. Dr prescribed ciprofloxacin. Not clear.

Back pain: Ct scan is done to look for kidney stones, however you can have UTI without having a stone. Positive urine culture confirms uti, so antibiotic is the way to go. I am not sure if the UTI though completely explains the pain. If the pain persists after completing antibiotics I would recommend you see an obgyn. ...Read more

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If e.Coli is found in urine culture. Does this causes prostatitis or epididymitis or any other infections? What are the treatments for e.Coli?

Maybe: E. Coli in a man's urine is most often a sign of incomplete bladder emptying. This may lead to epididymitis from increased back pressure along the vas. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Kleibsella in urine culture is normal.? As 4 times it has come

Klebsiella: This is not normal. Whether it is indicative of a urinary tract infection would depend upon the number of bacteria per milliliter of urine, the repetitiveness with which it is cultured, and so on. You can have what is called asymptomatic bacteriuria in women that does not require treatment, but not in men. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Anal sex is a cause of kleibsella in urine culture?

Anal sex is a cause of kleibsella in urine culture?

Sure: Klebsiella bacteria is part of the poop. Anything that interacts with people's poop will be fair game for a Klebsiella problem. The same goes for E. coli and all the other living things in poop. ...Read more

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Self Brazilian wax if waxing strip pulled forcefully & wrongly can make heavy bleeding in urine. Kleibsella in urine culture 5 times in 6 months?

Self Brazilian wax if waxing strip pulled forcefully & wrongly can make heavy bleeding in urine. Kleibsella in urine culture 5 times in 6 months?

Not related: Waxing is optional, as hair removal is optional. Waxing is to remove hair which grows on the outside of the body. There is no hair at the urethra where urine comes out of the body. Thus, there should be no waxing done at the urethra and no relationship of a urine culture result to the waxing. (Unless there's an indirect relationship such as if waxing began at the same time sexual activities began) ...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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When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

If infection suspect: Checking for infection is general you rarely can suspect klebsiella but a culture grows 1 or more bacteria type. It is isolated in another culture and identified under the microscope or by specific chemical tests, small antibiotic discs placed hopefully slow the growth down and the best antibiotic will hopefully be determined. ...Read more

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I just been diagnosis with klebsiella pneumoniae in urine, on kepflex. Can that spread to the rest of my body. I'm really nervous, I am also 22 weeks preg.

Antibiotic helps: When you have a urniary tract infection, there is the possibility that, if left untreated, it can spread up to the kidneys, causing a simultaneous kidney infection as well. However, since your doctor has put you on an antibiotic, the idea is that the medication will kill the klebsiella bacteria before it has a chance to make it up to your kidneys. Finish your med and drink lots of water! ...Read more

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My vagina itches & becomes red when I have vaginal discharge. Small bumps in the vaginal opening. Urine culture report:1)e coli 2)klebsiella pneumonia?

My vagina itches & becomes red when I have vaginal discharge. Small bumps in the vaginal opening. Urine culture report:1)e coli 2)klebsiella pneumonia?

See answer: It appears you likely have two separate problems: both a UTI (urgency, frequency, burning with urination) and a vaginitis (discharge, redness, itching/burning). Most common causes of vaginitis: yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. I would recommend appropriate antibiotic for UTI bacteria and accurate diagnosis of vaginitis with std screening to determine appropriate vaginitis treatment. ...Read more

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Klebsiella spp (ESBL) >100000 CFU/ml in urine culture without pus or fever, can cause kidney pain and pain in urination and lower abdomen colic? Ttt

Yes: These supports the diagnosis of a urinary tract infection by Klebsiella, a common urinary pathogen. It does not specify where the infection is most active, but treatment with antibiotics is usually curative. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an urinaysis and an urine culture?

Very different tests: Urinalysis is analysis of urine usually a run on a machine. Urine culture is looking for any bacterial growth on a medium for several days. This is done in a microbiology laboratory ...Read more

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What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

May be a: Problem in collection/transport (bactericidal agents in the container?, delayed transport to the lab? - urine specimens need to be processed within 2 h of collection). A selected fastidious bacterial agent may not grow in usual culture media. ...Read more

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How can I treat e-coli in urine culture?

Treat patient: First of all, we treat the patient, not the lab result. If the symptoms suggest urinary infection and the culture shows a dominant single organism, then the choice to use antibiotics along with other methods would be clear. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urine culture shows infection?

None: A urine culture can only show the presence of bacteria in that particular specimen. The diagnosis of infection is clinical since some individuals can have asymptomatic bacteriuria and not be bothered by it.
In addition at times the specimen can be contaminated and not representative of true infection. ...Read more

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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more