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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk : To your doctor and ask why he prescribed the meds they did. But the meds you mentioned have a different spectrum of coverage. And yes. Better gram ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
This could be normal: Bacteria are classified, broadly, as being gram-negative or gram-positive (retains violet dye color after staining--gram stain-- a lab slide with spec ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Bacterial infection: By gram negative rods / bacilli. You didn't say where, but even if this is sputum and you are a smoker, it's likely it's a real infection. Your physic ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An inbox consultation may be made online to better advise. I would suggest a culture of the sputum, including a fungal culture. If your wife is ill, p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Common thing: Needs usually two antimicrobials at the start.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Probably E Coli: There are many dozens of bacteria that can be lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli. This is just a classification scheme based on gram positive or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How do you FEEL?: If you are super-sick, or have a new heart murmur, we may well have found the cause of your illness and can treat it. If you feel basically okay and t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Staining technique: Gram positive organisms have a high amount of material in their cell walls which retain gentian violet (a purple stain) on slides looked at under the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Gram stain: The gram stain has been used for a long time to classify bacteria according to the chemistry of their cell walls (and hence whether they are gram posi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like ... Read More

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