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Suffering from proteus mirabilis. What infections could it cause?

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Good morning doctor, my sister is suffering with proteus mirabilis. they have tried twice to remove it but it returns(the area gets hard0. Help! there anyone doing research?
Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 45 minutes later
Brief Answer: Please refer to the following suggestions... Detailed Answer: Hi, Proteus mirabilis is considered as normal flora of the intestinal tract. Thus, the only infections it can cause include those of urinary tract, lungs or wounds. It is common for people of middle-age to elder to have such proteus infections of Urinary tract. Antibiotics of broad spectrum are the treatment of choice. It is good that your sister could do the culture and sensitivity to have more success in treatment. Moreover, she should also - keep good personal hygiene, - when washing in the bathroom, advise her to wash and clean her genitalia first, then, the anus to avoid spread of proteus from anus to vagina - drink plenty of water - take the prescription antibiotics correctly and regularly Hope it answered to your questions! If you have more concerns, feel free to write them back to me! Dr.Sejdini
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