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gram negative vs gram positive bacteria antibiotics

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Catalase enzyme: Yes -many, many bacteria possess catalase. Classically the catalase test was used to distinguish Staph (+) from Strep (-), but there is a long list of ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Infection: You treat the causative bacteria of infection with antibiotics that may be chosen after isolating the particular bacteria and testing to see if it is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Both: Necrotising fasciitis is usually caused by a combination of multiple bacteria that support each others growth and spread and causing serious tissue da ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Neither: An oxidase test is a test used to identify bacteria, but it has no relevance to the gram stain.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience in Infectious Disease
Both: Both Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria can cause prostatits/epidymitis. But most often they are caused by gram negatives.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: You dont mention if you have any symptoms while urinating, this could be a contaminated sample.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Gram negative: Bartonella are small, fastidious, intracellular gram-negative bacteria.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
39 years experience in General Practice
UTI Rx: Let the doctor who prescribed the penecillin know your symptoms and urinalysis/urine culture results and leave the phone number of your pharmacy so a ... Read More

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