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Acid Fast Bacilli Stain
My biopsy report say , show foreign body & langhans type multinucleated gaint cells.-ve for malignancy, zn stain -ve fr acid fast bacilli.Wat treatment?
Mycobactera: It refers to a type of stain used to a identify bacteria, and means the bacteria hold on to the stain and appear red under the microscope. The most common acid fast bacilli. (AFB) are mycobacterium, of which the most famous is m. Tuberculosis. There are also non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and non-mycobacterial acid fast organisms that aren't bacilli (rod shaped organisms.). ...Read more
Z-n stain for afb is negative
imp: reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. Pls tell me is it cancer or not?
What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli?. Its my lab result please help
Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp,, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info. ...Read more
Vaginal swab result
direct smear: no trichomonas
gram stain : epithelial cells positive cocci and positive bacilli..Is it normal?
Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
Positive for fungal spores
gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?
Hi, I'm 22 yrs old, F. Just wanna ask about my sputum results. 1stday: No AFB seen, PUS cells:few, Epithelial cells:few. 2nd day same except PUS:rare?
Pus cells;WBCs: Pus cells are white blood cells. It is normal to have a few or rare pus cells in a sputum but it would be concerning for infection if there were large numbers of them. AFB are acid fast bacilli and these are a marker for tuberculosis. The results are normal on both days with no sign of infection or AFB. However if they are concerned about TB with you then a sputum culture is needed. ...Read more
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