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Streptococcus Faecalis


Presentation

  • In this article, two cases of endocarditis--both due to Streptococcus faecalis with high-level gentamicin resistance and both presenting in an atypical manner--are described.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The patient had a history of a fall followed by transurethral resection of prostate within 2 weeks before presentation. Parenteral vancomycin administered for 6 weeks aborted the infection. The patient made good recovery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • From the present results, it can be concluded that some species of "cancer-associated" bacteria can synthesize a human trophoblastic hormone-like glycoprotein with physicochemical properties similar to those of the human trophoblastic hormone that is[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A major envelope protein antigen of mol. wt 53 X 10(3) detected with patient's serum was also present in three urinary strains of Str. faecalis and a laboratory strain of Str. faecalis ss. zymogenes but not in Staphylococcus aureus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A 37-year-old woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder, diabetes insipidus possibly induced by lithium, chronic renal insufficiency, and anemia presented with a two-day history of decreased responsiveness, decreased verbalization, and tremulousness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sputum
  • ., urine, pus, vagina, sputum, bile, and blood), and approximately 60% were found to be hemolytic. About 85% of the hemolytic strains exhibited a clumping response, compared with about 49% of the nonhemolytic strains.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Lactose Intolerance
  • E. faecalis is a lactic acid bacteria and it can help reduce symptoms when a person is lactose intolerant. The products created with this bacteria are useful for clearing diarrhea and for stimulating the immune system.[whatarebacteria.com]
Arthritis
  • Septic arthritis due to Streptococcus faecalis is rare. We describe a case in which synovial biopsy was required for diagnosis and a new longterm antibiotic combination using ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin was successful in treating the infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Vertigo
  • The symptoms, in most cases, occurred during the third or fourth week of streptomycin therapy and consisted of beginning nausea, abdominal distention, vertigo, increase in pulse rate, a rise in temperature from 100 to 104 F.[jamanetwork.com]
Tremulousness
  • A 37-year-old woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder, diabetes insipidus possibly induced by lithium, chronic renal insufficiency, and anemia presented with a two-day history of decreased responsiveness, decreased verbalization, and tremulousness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Responsiveness Decreasing
  • A 37-year-old woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder, diabetes insipidus possibly induced by lithium, chronic renal insufficiency, and anemia presented with a two-day history of decreased responsiveness, decreased verbalization, and tremulousness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Workup

Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Similarly, three strains each of Bacillus cereus and Listeria monocytogenes and one strain of Erysipelothrix insidiosa were not inhibited. The bacteriocin was able to diffuse through bacterial membranes as well as cellulose dialyzer tubing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • ., Jr Susceptibility of enterococci and Listeria monocytogenes to N-Formimidoyl thienamycin alone and in combination with an aminoglycoside.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
  • Abstract A strain of Streptococcus faecalis isolated from the urogenital flora was selected for its ability to inhibit the in vitro growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • Our recent studies in vitro showed that treatment of poorly differentiated urothelial cells of basal type with LT from Streptococcus faecalis (LT-2) stimulated rapid proliferation of a subpopulation of progenitors of urothelial cells, supporting this[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A patient with enterococcal endocarditis, who relapsed after repeated courses of apparently adequate treatment with ampicillin plus gentamicin, was subsequently cured with ampicillin-tobramycin therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The number of viable intracellular Str. faecalis were also not affected by pre-treatment with antibiotics.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The treatment of NaOH, SDS, PK, and ozone damaged E. coli cells. Compared with the single treatment of ozone, SDS, and NaOH, ozone pre-treatment caused a greater SDS-, and NaOH-induced OD 600 reduction in E. coli cells (Figure 1).[siftdesk.org]

Prognosis

  • This means that enterococci are of special interest in studies on the influence of infection at the time of filling of root canals on the prognosis of root canal therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Etiology

  • E. faecalis and Endodontic failures  E. faecalis is mostly associated with asymptomatic cases  Despite making up a small proportion of the flora in untreated canals, plays a major role in the etiology of persistent periradicular lesions after root canal[slideshare.net]
  • Enterococci are the third most common etiologic agent of infective endocarditis worldwide after staphylococci and streptococci and cause 10% to 15% of cases. 1 Enterococcal infections are increasingly relevant, especially among the elderly and patients[circ.ahajournals.org]

Epidemiology

  • These findings illustrate the value of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for epidemiologic analyses and support the importance of identifying and containing organisms with new resistance properties in an effort to decrease their transmission to and from[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The use of plasmid content as an epidemiological marker suggested nosocomial transmission and exogenous acquisition of S. faecalis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Nosocomial acquisition and interhospital spread of gentamicin-resistant enterococci was shown to have occurred when plasmid content was used as an epidemiologic marker. FULL TEXT[annals.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • The significance of these findings in the choice of prophylactic antibiotic to prevent bacterial endocarditis in patients with a history of rheumatic or congenital heart disease are discussed, when bacteremia from dental procedures may be expected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] of chesbro and evans (1959).......proteose peptone 1%,yeast extract0.5%,glucose 10%(autoclaved separately),dipotassium hydrogen phosphate 0.1%,NaCl 0.25%,azide 0.025%,agar 1.5% pH 9.6. the azide concentration and the alkaline pH wasnt successful in preventing[protocol-online.org]
  • Preventing infection Practicing good hygiene, especially in a hospital setting, can help prevent the spread of E. faecalis infection.[medicalnewstoday.com]
  • AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL. www.ajicjournal.org About APIC APIC ’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection.[elsevier.com]
  • This high salt concentration prevents the growth of gram negative bacteria (those without the outer wall) as it causes them to become dehydrated and die.[sciencing.com]

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