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What Does Moderate Growth Staphylococcus Aureus Mean
Common skin germ: Staph aureus is just a common skin germ that is often found in abscesses or pustules. It is considered more invasive or aggressive than many other skin germs.MRSA is one strain of this germ. ...Read more
See below: I assume you are referring to the culture of some type of secretion or wound. This means that there are many gram negative bacilli of the species e.Coli growing on the culture plate that was innoculated with the specimen. The e. Coli might be causing an infection or could be colonizing depending on the type of specimen, amount of wbc's on the gram stain and the clinical signs. ...Read more
Semiquantification: Moderate growth, or scant growth or heavy growth, of an organism is a way of quantifying the amount of organisms in a culture. This does not mean that the organism is necessarily relevant as cultures from some sites can reflect colonization. ...Read more
Nasal Swab: The three most common bacterial pathogens causing upper respiratory infection in adults are Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae. A nasal swab is performed to culture and see what pathogen is causing problems. Haemophilus is a normal colonizer, but when isolated from sputum during infection it can indicate colonization has morphed to pathogenicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23 weeks pregnant . Urine culture showed gram positive cocci isolated. What does this mean and is it dangerous?
Can be: A particular type of gram positive coccus can cause serious issues for the baby. Please follow your doctor's instructions carefully. ...Read more
I have frquent urination. My urethral swab cultiure report says 'enterococcus species isolated " what does it means? Does it can cured?
Unclear meaning: By itself, it doesn't mean much. A urethral swab is done to looks for urethritis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. It does not tell you whether you have a urinary tract infection. For that you would need a urinalysis and a urine culture. If enterococcus is causing a problem, it would be in the bladder, not the urethra. But it's unusual for a 24 year old man to have an enterococcal uti. ...Read more
Contaminant: Most likely it is a microbe that just happened to be present rather than one causing infection. Your physician can address this with you. ...Read more
Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection. ...Read more
Depends: Do you have any symptoms such as dysuria, suprapubic pain, flank pain or fever? If yes, these findings may suggest an urine infection. If no, these findings are seen in contaminated urine sample, asymptomatic bacteriuria or colonization which is normal. A good perineal hygiene is usually helpful to avoid colonization of bacteria. ...Read more
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Semen culture says light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus and light growth of alpha hemolytic strep not group d..Is this very bad?There givng me aantibiotics ..How bad is this?
Not bad!: These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin. They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they could come to semen from the skin of the penis at the time of getting the sample. Whether they represent a significant infection is based on the judgment of the doc who sees you. However, these bugs should respond well to your antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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