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What Does Moderate Growth Staphylococcus Aureus Mean
Of course!: Our immune systems are designed to fight off most infections, including s. Aureus. This is a very common bacterium on our skin and is generally kept in check by our immune systems. ...Read more
Is everywhere: The bacteria is a natural "inhabitant" of the skin. Sometimes it overgrows (for lack of hygiene, decrease in the natural defense of the body, or having a more agressive mutation of the bacteria) and it produces infection. Most commonly these infections are in the skin but it can affect almost every organ (bone, heart, blood infections, ect). ...Read more
Why do it?: Are you a researcher for the next nobel prize? ...Read more
What is the cure for the sexually transmitted diseases caused by staphyloccocus aureus in the male organ?
Staph not STD!: Staphylococci are not std organisms. They are the surface of everyone. ...Read more
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
My culture report shows the growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24 hrs aerobic incubation at 37'c. What does this mean?
Moderate growth of staphylococcus Aureus was found in my HVS culture, just after I was recently treated for heavy growth. What can I do?
My m/c/s result shows yielded moderate growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24hrs of incubation at 37'c, and am having a foul smell discharge n fever?
What do you suggest if my culture report shows the growth of staphylococcus aureus after 24 hrs aerobic incubation at 37'c.?
Bacterial infection: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not state what was cultured. If an abscess was cultured, it is compatible with bacterial abscess. ...Read more
Hie, what does it really mean if my results say I have a light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus?
Staphylococcus: The bacteria Staphylococcus, is what we term a commensal bacterial, which means it "lives with us." It lives on our skin, in our nose, mouth, throat, etc. A culture that says "light growth" means that it has either overpopulated the site in question or is growing at a site that should be sterile (i.e. absent of bacteria). Coagulase negative indicates it is not a strain that causes serious disease ...Read more
Feel pain in prostate. Semen culture resut:growth of staphylococcus aureus. Trans rectal usg result : engorged periprostatic venous plexus is noted?
Too late: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common bacteria there is on the planet earth. There is no question that it can be found on almost every surface including the two you mentioned. The question is, does the mere presence mean anything? The answer is no. Unless you have a bad immune system, or one of the more serious subtypes, the mere presence means you are alive here on earth with me. ...Read more
MRSA inconclusive: Usually, unresolved results due to PCR inhibition are inconclusive. Consider repeat the test if clinically indicated. Ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more
What is means by 'staphylococcus aureus will bind IgG molecules the wrong way round by this non-immune mechanism.'?
Low to No growth/Neg: This most likely means that there is little to no growth of this organism in culture, most likely blood culture, or whatever culture you got after 48 hours. This is part of your normal skin flora or bacteria, also referred to as staphylococcus epidermidis. If there is scanty growth after 48 hours, it is likely that there will be no significant growth at all. Cultures are usually kept up to 72 h. ...Read more
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 more
Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type (s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read more
Reverse is true: Staph. Is a very common bacteria found in our everyday environment. Some people even carry it in their nose and don't even know it! It doesn't become a problem until it gets into a break on the skin and causes infection. An infected wound won't heal until the body's immune system can kill and remove all bacteria which is dramatically improved with antibiotics. ...Read more
Diffusion: Thank you for being candid about your writing a science paper. This is a very basic question about microbiology, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to go to a good textbook of microbiology and learn the essentials rather than try to get answers piecemeal from physicians. ...Read more
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