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how to differentiate between staph.saprophyticus and E.Coli?

27 y/o f,after honeymoon, 1 week after,urinary,frequency,urgency,blood in urine

is it staph or e.coli?

how to differentiate between the two?
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IMO it would be ecoli since it's the most common cause of UTI's, s.saprophyticus does cause honeymoon cystitis but it is second mcc after ecoli. If they give a more detailed description then you could differentiate I.e gram positive/negative
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That is what kaplan has said too. So i guess if nothing is given we have to pick e.coli. what if uti is given? still it would be e.coli right?
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Yeap that's the most correct
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they do IMO a lot of questions like this. I once read one that asked something like: a worker is exposed to asbestos......
what type of cancer does he most likely have?
a- mesothelioma
b- non-small cell


the answer was b even though, one usually associates asbestos with mesothelioma it is far more common for a lung cancer to be NSCLC than any other type.
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they do IMO a lot of questions like this. I once read one that asked something like: a worker is exposed to asbestos......
what type of cancer does he most likely have?
a- mesothelioma
b- non-small cell


the answer was b even though, one usually associates asbestos with mesothelioma it is far more common for a lung cancer to be NSCLC than any other type.
Good point,
We have to be careful with these but in the FA it says that bronchogenic is more common than mesothelioma. The mcc questions can be tricky
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Good point,
We have to be careful with these but in the FA it says that bronchogenic is more common than mesothelioma. The mcc questions can be tricky
exactly. sorry i meant bronchogenic.
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