e. coli & parasite infection

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e. coli & parasite infection

by beacher on Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:00 AM

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Has anyone else ever had this situation? On May 3rd my husband (diagnosed June 2008, stage III inoperable PC) came down with fever and shaking chills, was admitted to hospital. From blood culture found he had an e.coli infection. A week after the iv antibiotics were finished, he was back in the hospital again with fever and chills, again it said e. coli. Did the same treatment again. The fourth time in the hospital they decided to test for a parasite and it came back positive for Strongyloides. They said without clearing out the parasite the e.coli will keep coming back. So, now antibiotics for the parasite. While still on the iv antibiotics (which are being done at home) he came down with fever and chills. This time they can't find a reason but feel it might be another infection causing it and are now giving broad spectrum antibiotics along with anti-fungal iv's. They are just trying to get it from all angles. This is all so very frustrating since my husband has been in the hospital now 5 times since the beginning of May. Has anyone else gone through anything like this? Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. - Patty

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by Mikes_brother on Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/31/2009 beacher wrote:

Has anyone else ever had this situation? On May 3rd my husband (diagnosed June 2008, stage III inoperable PC) came down with fever and shaking chills, was admitted to hospital. From blood culture found he had an e.coli infection. A week after the iv antibiotics were finished, he was back in the hospital again with fever and chills, again it said e. coli. Did the same treatment again. The fourth time in the hospital they decided to test for a parasite and it came back positive for Strongyloides. They said without clearing out the parasite the e.coli will keep coming back. So, now antibiotics for the parasite. While still on the iv antibiotics (which are being done at home) he came down with fever and chills. This time they can't find a reason but feel it might be another infection causing it and are now giving broad spectrum antibiotics along with anti-fungal iv's. They are just trying to get it from all angles. This is all so very frustrating since my husband has been in the hospital now 5 times since the beginning of May. Has anyone else gone through anything like this? Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. - Patty


 

My Brother had the problem 3 times, the worst was back in 2003 following some treatments on his liver. His fever would spike to 106.2.  We found out later that his infect was being made worst because of the bile duct bypass which would allow bacteria to back up or reach his pancreas.

His infect would also return after it appeared to be gone, the problem was the doctors wouldn't keep him on the antibotics long enough. Finally they left him on the iv antibotics several weeks longer than they thought needed and it worked for him.

 

Any time he had even minor things done, they would put him on antibotics beforehand.

 

My Brother's story:

 http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/jul2009/

 

 

  

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by confusedtoo on Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:00 AM

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This sounds way to familiar..My wife has had the chills,fever and the docs have done many cultures but havent said anything like ecoli..I do believe that this could be our answer..The radiologist report says a billiary leak,but colangiagram says different..plus on IV antis for 6 days now,every 6 hrs...getting crazy..God Speed

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by zookmax on Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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Thanks for this message.. I thought that I gave my boyfriend the e.coli thru the biliary stent flushing.  It makes sense that bacteria is going backwards from the gut to the liver.  Thanks.

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by Born2shine on Fri Feb 08, 2013 02:40 PM

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On Jul 31, 2009 12:00 AM beacher wrote:

Has anyone else ever had this situation? On May 3rd my husband (diagnosed June 2008, stage III inoperable PC) came down with fever and shaking chills, was admitted to hospital. From blood culture found he had an e.coli " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">e.coli infection. A week after the iv antibiotics were finished, he was back in the hospital again with fever and chills, again it said e. coli. Did the same treatment again. The fourth time in the hospital they decided to test for a parasite and it came back positive for Strongyloides. They said without clearing out the parasite the e.coli " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">e.coli will keep coming back. So, now antibiotics for the parasite. While still on the iv antibiotics (which are being done at home) he came down with fever and chills. This time they can't find a reason but feel it might be another infection causing it and are now giving broad spectrum antibiotics along with anti-fungal iv's. They are just trying to get it from all angles. This is all so very frustrating since my husband has been in the hospital now 5 times since the beginning of May. Has anyone else gone through anything like this? Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. - Patty

Dear community can anyone help, about 7 weeks ago after strating a new relationship after just over 3 year's I noticed a afew days later that I felt a bit harsh internally and then that developed to burning after urinating.I got my partner to get me some off the counter sachets.But the feeling continued and got worse.I was given 3 days of Trimethorim after which 2 days later the symptoms returned more visious than before.I was then given 6 more days of the same medicine a 200mg dose dated 21/12.12 I had done urine samples each time and the same thing happened again.By the 31/12/12  I was then precribed Keflex 500mg x 3 a day. I experienced shivers and shakes in the night and was told I testes for Ecoli.Once again symptoms returned and was told treated Macrodantin 100mg twice a day as I was told this is what killed the ecoli in the lad.30 capsules were had and now again the same thing.My tissue inside the vagina till now has felt swollen and not as is does normally and during intercourse I felt an uncomfortable feeling.Which went but then the hard burning returned me then peeing every 10 the 5 minutes with me being in agony and shivers returned.I now feel heavy and somewhat giddy and body lower lumbar was hurting and legs were hurting also.I will have a Ultrasound Renal Tract on the 12/2/13. Am sure this is more that just ecoli. Any adivise.I've decided to keep a food diary and cut out sugar and yeast and juice.Cucumb er,kale,garlic,parsley,carrot a little apple and leek.I want this out of my system.Plus my breathing was labour the same evening the chill's came on.Help is needed.

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by joanneR on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:54 PM

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 Beacher,

My husband was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago with inoperable PC. He was back home from the hospital 2 days when he began to shake and run a high temperature. He also had severe abdomial pain. I took him back to the hospital and they said he had a bad infection, if fact he was septic and may not make it through the night. He was given 3 broad spectrum IV's and Flagyl. They inserted a drain into his gall bladder to keep the ducts open. After 12 days he is back home. He is taking oral antibiotics now and and still has his drainage bag attached to the gall bladder which needs drainiage and bandage chages several times a day. He has had 3 hospitalizations since Nov. 15. They missed the diagnosis the first time. I'm afraid this infection is not going to go away. I do not know the actual micro organism that is involved. I have not heard about any parasite.

I wish I could help you Patty, but though I am a Nurse I have never heard of a parasite associated with PC. Please keep me posted.

Joanne

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by cb531 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 05:56 PM

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Hi all, My mom was diagnosed with inoperable PC that has spread to the liver.  She elected to have the whipple but upon opening her up they saw the lesions on her liver and closed her up.  The Drs feel that chemo will help but she has had infection after infection! It started as c-diff she was being treated then the stent they but in got infected and we almost lost her then on a resperator and everything and she came back strong. Now a new stent and low and behold she got e.coli and is on antibiotics again IVs Flagyl and it has not stopped.  She was only diagnosed in October 17,2012 they told me she would have months to live and here it is Feruary 2013 she is still fighting but until the infections clear up she can not get the chemo she needs to give her some life back.  She has lost so much weight is always in pain and so depressed!! At this point I don't think she would survive the chemo I just don't know what to do. The Drs keep telling me to tell her she doesn't have long to live but I don't want to be that person I don't know why they don't explain that to her! I am hanging on barely.  I have a good support system but I really don't think they really understand. Any suggestions would really help. thanks, CB

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by bestfriendmom on Thu Feb 21, 2013 07:37 PM

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patty,

this sounds very simiiar to what happened to my mother a year after she had the whipple procedure.  She had fever chills and horrible bouts of diarria.  She was in and out of the hospital for months.  They treated her with antibodics and nothing helped.  After months of this they found out that she had C-Diff.   Once they treated her she recovered really quickly.

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by Kjohnchas on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:27 AM

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I have heard this so many times and don't understand how they can't know this before they go to operate. My husband has inoperable PC 2 weeks after his 2nd month of chimo went in hospital for 6 days for infection they didn't know what.been on chimo last 3 days ,praying this don't happen again .blood counts get so low after chimo

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by joanneR on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:23 AM

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Thank you Patty for your reply. C Dif is nasty. You usually get it from Antibiotic therapy. Also it's very contagious. I hope she is doing well.

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