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What does greater than 100,000 col/ml Enterobacter cloacal.

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What does greater than 100,000 col/ml Enterobacter cloacal. Organism ECLO mean?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes Sulfamerhoxazole 800MG-TRIMETHOPRIM. Second antibiotics I have taken first didn't work.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No I have been going to same Dr. For 15 yrs.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


This appears consistent with a urine culture result ...

>> 100,000 col/ ml is consistent with a urinary tract infection...

Enterobacter sp. Is a gram negative rod type bacteria ...not the MOST common cause of UTI but is a relatively regular culprit ( E. Coli is about 90 percent of UTI cause ...)

The Enterobacter species will respond to proper antibiotic...

You probably had bacteria test for antibiotic sensitivities as well ...( perhaps not is not always done )

The sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim should cover the infection but a follow up check after you finish the antibiotic is recommended

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Anthony Bray MD