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Dr. Fernando Torres
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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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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


Dr. Shashank Jain
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Had a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Had  a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Follow up: Are you still on Aztreonam? Lymph node swelling maybe just reactionary, you MUST follow up with your PCP or ID physician and tell them , so that they do a physical examination. Especially if you have finished this course days ago. ...Read more

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Dr. Jesse Mills
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Michael Ein
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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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Dr. Michael Ein
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. James Mirabile
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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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