urine culture

Hotmail johnwater at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 7 16:01:20 EST 2001

i have had positve urine culture e,coli.2-3 weeks on cirpro antibiotic and
repeat culture is negative.now i am off cipro and will have another urine
culture in 2 weeks.
what constitutes a positve culture?how  are cultures quantified with respect
to the number of pathogens?
i read where there are different strains of the e.coli.does the culture
determine what specific strain is present?
my infection has come and gone in the pass.if i knew what particular strain
was causing this,would this help to treat it more effectively?i have read
about d-mannose rx,also certain cytokines which may be necessary for
bettertreatment.thanks for your advice


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