How To Treat Pathogenic E Coli Bacteria?
Good afternoon I want to ask how about treatment for patients infected with pathogenic e coli bacteria
Hello Yohanes, thank you for the question.
E coli is a gram-negative bacterium that is found in the large intestine of humans. These bacteria are generally harmless and normally do exist in our bodies. This bacterium is beneficial for the body by producing vitamin K and preventing other bacteria from developing in the body. But in some conditions and certain types of bacteria can be dangerous and cause disease in humans. Conditions that cause a decrease in endurance such as people with HIV, people who often take immune system-suppressing drugs, people who are undergoing chemotherapy, etc. are generally susceptible to E. coli infection. Type E. coliO157: H7 can produce toxins that damage the walls of the small intestine so that it can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, blood and / or blood diarrhea, vomiting, fever, etc. Transmission is usually from contaminated food / drinks, direct person-to-person contact, or contact with animals.
To confirm E. coli infection or not, the doctor will conduct a question and answer, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as laboratory tests, culture, etc. If it has been ascertained the cause of the e.coli treatment that is commonly prescribed by doctors is antibiotics. The type, dosage, method and duration of use of this antibiotic must be based on a doctor's prescription. The doctor will adjust the administration of drugs with the type of germ and the severity of complaints experienced.
To prevent transmission you should always:
Wash your hands after contact with infected animals or people
Wash your hands before cooking, serving or eating food.
Wash vegetables and fruit thoroughly before consumption.
Washing hands after urinating or defecating
Avoid consuming raw food or drinks
Thus, hopefully useful.