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Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic shock. Depending on the virulence of the bacteria, it can cause severe problems that can lead to death. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...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?

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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E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

Mistaken: E coli can produce fatal sepsis and or fatal meningoencephalitis. It can also trigger a toxic reaction that shuts down the kidneys (hemolytic uremic syndrome) that can also be fatal. What it does and how it does it vary with the situation. ...Read more

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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensitive and which will reach the site of infection effectively. Sepsis is the body's reaction to infection and may require supportive care beyond the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus. Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic still in common use today to treat many types of infections. E.Coli are bacteria that are a normal part of the bacterial flora of all mammals including man. Shiga toxin producing e. Coli from cattle cause bloody diarrhea and hus. ...Read more

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Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Yes: E. Coli is usually susceptible to both of these antibiotics. Antibiotic sensitivity tests should guide the choice of antibiotics for the e. Coli. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

E coli: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it ok have sex if I just started taking treatment for gardnerella and vaginal E. coli?

Is it ok have sex if I just started taking treatment for gardnerella and vaginal E. coli?

Not STDs: Neither of those are STDs so they will not be passed to your partner. If the vaginal discharge and odor are severe from the bacterial vaginosis then you might choose to hold off simply based on your comfort level. ...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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Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

No: Moxypen is a brand name for amoxicillin. It is normal to have E. coli and other bacteria in the colon. In this short question, you have not indicated any symptoms which make you feel like you may have excessive bacteria in the colon. I would not take any antibiotics for this unless you are seen by a physician who has recommended it. Sometimes antibiotics can make bowel problems worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination or diarrhea --> many things may point toward the uti, or it may just be fever and irritability. Bactrim or a cephalosporin may be a reasonable antibiotic choice, but this may be adjusted based on culture sensitivities or previous antibiotic exposure. ...Read more

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What kind of bacteria is causing my utis? 2/2008, i developed a UTI (my first). I am 35 y/o female. I put off treatment because i didn't have insurance. I had the typical UTI symptoms and left flank pain. When i got tested and treated, it was e-coli. Afte

Hello. : Hello. I am not sure exactly what you are asking with your question. You asked what kind of bacteria were causing your uti's but you have listed e coli, kleibsella and pl mirabilus from cultured speciments. Please clarify what information you are looking for. ...Read more

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I have infected renal cyst (aspirated) e coli also a perinephric abscess. I have been on rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 4 weeks. How long should treatment last?

I have infected renal cyst (aspirated) e coli also a perinephric abscess. I have been on rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 4 weeks. How long should treatment last?

Need more info: Ceftriaxone is good therapy if the e. Coli is sensitive in vitro, the abscess has been drained, and the precipitating cause removed. 4-6 weeks of treatment is appropriate, but before dcing therapy need WBC count, esr, CRP and results of imaging studies in follow-up. Consult with your urologist, infectious diseases doctor or both. Hope this is cured soon. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more