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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    Urine Culture
    Gram Negative Bacilli, Identification and Sensitivity to Follow
    Klebsiella Pneumoniae SSP Pneumoniae (Isolate 1)

    Urine Colony Count - >100,000/ml

    Then there was a list of antibiotcs with ratings -
    Ampicillin had an R - I assume that meant resistant
    Cirpofloxacin had the lowest rating - 0.5 S
    Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole had highest rating - <=20 S (Also known as Bactrim)

    So when I heard that he prescribed Cipro - I assumed the lowest number probably implied the strongest effect on the bug.

    I hope this does the trick - I'm worried about keeping function in my right leg which is directly affected by stinosis

    Thanks - I'll be careful with this stuff.
    The strain of Klebsiella you have is sensitive to both antibiotics and as you would expect, Cipro is the more effective of the two antibiotics. What strength? Dosage? How long of a course of Cipro did he prescribe?

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    The strain of Klebsiella you have is sensitive to both antibiotics and as you would expect, Cipro is the more effective of the two antibiotics. What strength? Dosage? How long of a course of Cipro did he prescribe?
    Those numbers don't suggest that Ciprofloxacin is any more effective than Trimethroprim/Sulfamethoxaszole. It's an indication of how sensitive a bacteria is in a way (ie a 0.5 cirpo is better than a 2.0 cipro) but you can't make that generalization across classes of antibiotics. Anything with an S on it that gets to where the infection is should be effective.

  3. #13
    Thanks all,
    I'm not sure of strength but I'm taking 250 mg tablet twice daily for 10 days.
    My wife was reviewing reports from past summer and I had the exact same strain a few months ago and whatever I took cleared it up - but it obviously returned.

  4. #14
    As a follow up to my starting this thread, my regular doctor told me to take Cranberry & D-Mannose pills for at least two weeks and if it didn't clear up he'd send me to an infection specialist. My culture after two weeks showed no growth of any kind. I guess it could have been the pills. They're sold in GNC and other places and are not expensive. It could be worth a try. I'm going to keep taking them.

    My first post: Hi, I had Klebsiella Ozaenae and took Levaquin for for about 5 days then switched to Augmentin for ten days. Everything seemed ok after that and I did a follow up C&S a few days later. That showed no signs of infection, no white cells, blood, Nitrite etc. but the final report read positive for Klebsiella Pneumonia with over 100,000 colonies. My doctor said that I don't have a bladder infection so there's nothing to treat. The bacteria is growing in my bladder though. He said to take cranberry pills and check it again in two weeks. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? This seems very odd and me a bit nervous. I don't have a fever or anything either.

    Thanks for ant help!
    Joe

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Yankman30 View Post
    He said to take cranberry pills and check it again in two weeks. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? This seems very odd and me a bit nervous. I don't have a fever or anything either.

    Thanks for ant help!
    Joe
    Skip the cranberry pills and buy D-Mannose powder. That's the concentrated sugar you want that's found in cranberry, and will be in therapeutic amounts not easily attainable through simple cranberry pills or juice. Add it to your water and take it regularly throughout the day. The stuff works, and you can buy it on Amazon.

    I currently have an ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae infection that I'm clearing through IV antibiotics; guaranteed nosocomial infection considering how much I've been in the hospital lately and the fact that I haven't had a UTI in years. I went septic because of it, and it was quite bad. Uncontrollable 104F fevers at first, docs were scrambling.

    Here's the link to the stuff I buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HCMK90/ . Just read the reviews.

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